July 2002 Events
 
July 13

San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents

Shiraz

India, 1928

Presented in association with 3rd I and The Consulate General of India in San Francisco.

Showtime: 4:15pm

Castro Theatre

429 Castro St; San Francisco, CA

$10

Event Review

image from Shiraz

A beautiful fable from India about the origin of the Taj Mahal that entwines the lives of two historical figures - Shah Jahan, the 17th Century Mughal emperor, and his queen Mumtaz Mahal - with that of the fictional character Shiraz, a humble, love-stricken architect.

Shot entirely on the actual historical locations in natural light, Shiraz is a dazzling paean to the eternal spirit of love.

LIVE TABLA AND SARODE ACCOMPANIMENT BY DEBOPRIYA SARKAR AND BEN KUNIN OF THE ALI AKBAR COLLEGE OF MUSIC.

Cast

Himansu Rai, Charu Roy, Enakshi Rama Rau, Seeta Devi

Director

Franz Osten

35mm print from The British Film Institute

Program length: 2 hours

 
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