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Foreign Film Series: “Soul of Sand”

Soul of SandSoul of Sand, part of the Foreign Film Seriessponsored by the Office of International Education, will be shown on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.

This year, films will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall. Shows begin at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Both showings are free. Soul of Sand will be in its original language, with English subtitles.

Date

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Country

India

Language

Hindi

Description

A watchman and his wife living at an abandoned mine find themselves trapped in the brutal schemes of their tyrannical landlord in this suspenseful, visually striking drama set on the urban outskirts of Delhi. When the landlord offers his daughter to a wealthy potential buyer of the mine, she and her lower-caste lover run away. The watchman reluctantly helps them, but a sinister masked killer dispatched to hunt down the runaways endangers them all. A searing take on the politics of caste and money in a rapidly developing economy, Sidharth Srinivasan’s eccentric thriller delves into the dark interstices between Indian modernity and tradition.

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