17th keswick film festival

Court (12A)

116 mins. Chaitanya Tamhane. India (2014)

Showing Sat 27 February, 1.30pm

Court (12A)

This production ended on 27/02/2016

Synopsis

When the sledgehammer of the State decides that the nut of an irritant folk singer needs to be cracked, the legal process becomes a heavy weapon.

Court exposes the convoluted workings of the Indian judicial system and seems to have touched a nerve, with Indian censors mandating edits before approving the film for release.

A courtroom drama like no other, Court contrasts the lifestyles of the defence and the defendant, the prosecutor and the judge.

'With a poise that’s rare in directors making their first feature, Tamhane delivers both a deadpan satire of a rotten legal system and a nuanced portrayal of the people who inhabit it' - Los Angeles Times

Location: TBTL Main House

Running Time: 116 mins

Prices £6; Members £5; Students £4