24
Wednesday
Oct
Empire 7 in the World Exchange Plaza111 Albert Street
7:00pm

Ottawa Premiere of
Midnight’s Children
Screening and
on-stage conversation
with Deepa Mehta

Hosted by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
"Saleem’s journey as our vulnerable, misguided hero is always intertwined with the struggles of the newly independent India, as it finds its own voice in the world. Art by its very nature is political and I believe that Midnight’s Children says something important and universal about survival, freedom and hope.
— Deepa Mehta
Deepa Mehta - Photo courtesy of Hamilton Mehta Productions

Join us for the Ottawa Premiere of Midnight`s Children, an epic film from Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie.

 

Born in the hour of India’s freedom. Handcuffed to history. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay hospital. Saleem Sinai, the illegitimate son of a poor Hindu woman, and Shiva, the offspring of wealthy Muslims, are fated to live the destiny meant for each other. Their lives become mysteriously intertwined and are inextricably linked to India’s whirlwind journey of triumphs and disasters. From the unlikely romance of Saleem’s grandparents to the birth of his own son, Midnight’s Children is a journey at once sweeping in scope and yet intimate in tone. Hopeful, comic and magical - the film conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself.

 

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