Free Foreign Film ~ Hotel Salvation

September 19

 

Doors/Bar 6:30 pm

Film 7:00 pm

 

The library's free foreign film series presents an award-winning drama from India by director Shubhashish Bhutiani, a Cannes Film Festival selection screening at the Chief Theater.

 

"If the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had been remade by Ingmar Bergman it might have turned out a bit like this...." – The Times

 

An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son Rajiv, knowing he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation. Being the dutiful son he is, Rajiv, is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father. Rajiv gives his father a shot at salvation but as family bonds are tested, he finds himself torn, not knowing what he must do to keep his life together. Faced with his father's bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey.

Watch the trailer