Directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani
India 2016 / 99 min / Hindi with English Subtitles
In Shubhashish Bhutiani’s winning debut feature, 77-year-old Dayanand sees his coming death in a dream and insists that his business-minded son take him to a hotel in the holy city of Varanasi. A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services. Hotel Salvation’s gentle rhythms and beautiful setting allow us to join these characters in contemplating the big questions in life—and death.
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