Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
UK | 117 minutes | Rated R
Friday, December 7, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
A modern adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Trishna is the tragic love story of the son of a property developer and the daughter of a rickshaw owner.
"Set in the Indian state of Rajasthan and in the surging city of Mumbai, Trishna recounts the relationship between a young woman from rural India and a to-the-manor-born son of a wealthy Indian business man. Celebrating the movie's sense of place might sound strange once you consider Trishna is a retelling of Thomas Hardy's Victorian novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Yet, the massive cultural shifts occurring in present-day India have similarities to the upheaval England experienced at the start of the Industrial Revolution. Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it."- Lisa Kennedy, The Denver Post
Nominated, Best Film, London Film Festival, 2011