Film/Video
NEW ASIAN CURRENTS
THE WRESTLERS (UTTARA)
INTRODUCED BY DIRECTOR BUDDHADEB DASGUPTA


FRIDAY,
APRIL 13, 2001,
9:15 PM,
AUDITORIUM

REPEAT SCREENING:
SATURDAY,
APRIL 14, 2001,
3 PM,
OAK STREET CINEMA (director present)

$7; $6 SENIORS/STUDENTS WITH CURRENT ID;
$5 WALKER AND UNIVERSITY FILM SOCIETY (UFS) MEMBERS WITH MEMBERSHIP CARD

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Presenting social critique as allegory, this film introduces seemingly ordinary people: two men occupied with wrestling, a Christian priest, a spirited woman, a young boy, a group of villains, and a dwarf. Their shared world gives an impeccable impression of normality, but jealousy, lust, intolerance, hatred, and violence permeate the reality. In this metaphorical tale, the filmmaker looks with regret at the indifference and lack of compassion in contemporary society. Despite the brutality and stark despair, the film offers a glimmer of hope. 2000, India, in Bengali with English subtitles, 35mm, color, 99 minutes.




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