2pm Doors open
2:30pm Program Starts
A far-reaching moment in British/Indian history, the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, is dramatised in this BBC production from India-born Australian director Gurinder Chadha, whose own family was torn apart by the tragic change to the region that created Pakistan. Lord Mountbatten, the final Viceroy supervising the transition, is played by Hugh Bonneville, with Gillian Anderson as Lady Mountbatten. An extra fictional layer to the historical crisis is provided by a romance between Muslim secretary Aalia and Hindu manservant Jeet. Chadha’s approach to the story depicts the patronising pomp and grandeur of the British in Delhi at the time, urged from afar by Atlee’s Labour government (personified by Michael Gambon as General Hastings Ismay, the Viceroy’s Chief of Staff), and questioned by local leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Non-Members: Adult $13 / $8 Students with ID / Children under 16 $5
The general public can purchase at the door only (Door Opens at 6pm).
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1. Purchase online before 2pm on day of screening,
2. Purchase at Maleny Information Centre before 2pm on day of screening Shop 2, 23 Maple St,
3. Purchase at the door.
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