United Kingdom, 2011, 113 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Sweden
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign
MUST END Thursday, August 16th!
35mm presentation - Frieda Pinto soars in filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's drama Trishna, in her most revealing performance yet. Trishna (Pinto) lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed, Four Lions) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna's affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay's deep family bond threatens the young lovers' bliss. Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Trishna is a powerful look at the tension between ancient privilege and modern equality, between codes of urban and rural life and ultimately a hymn to both the glory and the tragedy that comes with beauty in all forms.
DIRECTOR: Michael Winterbottom
Principal Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
US Distributor: IFC Films
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