(Mani Ratnam, India 2002, 123 min., 35mm, Tamil, Sinhalese, and English w/subtitles)
Festival of Indian Cinema | Panel Discussion. One of India’s most vibrant directors, Mani Ratnam has directed or written some of the most memorable films in recent decades, including the controversial Bombay (1995). For Kannathil Muthamittal, he worked with famed Tamil author S. Rangarajan to adapt one of his populist novels for the screen. Amudha (P. S. Keerthana) is told by her parents on her ninth birthday that she was adopted, and that her birth mother came from Sri Lanka. Desperate to find her, Amudha secretly visits the orphanage to find out more. Her parents relent and take Amudha on a trip to Sri Lanka, only to find that her mother is a member of a militant organization.
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Preceded by a 1 p.m. panel with Amanda Weidman (Bryn Mawr College), Erica Jones (George Eastman Museum), and Nimanthi Rajasingham (Colgate University).
The screening will be followed by a free public reception for all audience members and panelists in the Curtis Theatre.