The Cinema Travellers

The Cinema Travellers
reż. Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya/India/2016/96 min.
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Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their patrons are lured by slick digital technology. A benevolent showman, a shrewd exhibitor and a maverick projector mechanic bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.

 

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  • projection time:
    96 min.
  • country/year:
    India/2016
  • director:
    Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
  • pictures:
    Amit Madheshiya
  • production:
    Cave Pictures
  • selected festivals and awards:
    FF Cannes: Special Jury Prize 2016, TIFF Toronto 2016, FF Mumbai 2016: Specjal Jury Award, Young Critics Choice Award, IFF Batumi 2016: Best Documentary, FF New Hampshire 2016: Grand Jury Award

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