Salaam Bombay!(Mira Nair)
Dir: Mira Nair
India, 1988, Hindi, 110mins, DCP
Cast: Shafiq Syed, Raghubir Yadav, Aneeta Kanwar, Irrfan Khan
A companion piece to Hector Babenco’s Pixote (1980), Mira Nair’s first fiction feature constitutes another neorealism masterpiece that takes an unsentimental yet striking look at the hard knock lives of street children in Bombay. From the spirit and through the extraordinary performances of real-life slum youngsters, this social exposé follows the misadventures of Krishna, a young boy who becomes a street child in the city after he is abandoned by a travelling circus. Under the constant threat of adults who exploit him, Krishna’s effort to go home is thwarted at every turn. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes, this 1988 story has lost none of its throbbing vitality and powerful reflection on our world today.
Cannes Film Festival: Caméra d’Or
Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film nomination
25/9 (Sat): Film talk with Joyce Yang
Courtesy & Produced By: National Film Development Corporation Limited, India
- EMP Cinemas iSQUARE (Venue)
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema
- Broadway Hollywood
- Cine Moko
- CINE FAN ONLINE
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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