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Cinequest 2019 Opening

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FILM FETE: San Jose's renowned Cinequest Film Festival opens with 'Manto' a new film about Indian author Saadat Hasan Manto.

FILM FETE: San Jose's renowned Cinequest Film Festival opens with 'Manto' a new film about Indian author Saadat Hasan Manto.

Cinequest returns with an opening night screening of Manto, a new biopic about controversial and acclaimed Indian writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Directed by Nandita Das, the film is set in an India just breaking free from British rule. While optimism fills the air, violence, unrest and fear are also rampant as the country seeks a post-colonial identity. The Indian-born Manto wrote novels, essays, short stories and plays—mostly in Urdu—and gained a reputation for his social criticism and unflinching portrayal of Indian life. Das will speak at the screening. The $55 ticket includes the film and an after party.

Cinequest Opens
Tue, 7:15pm, $20+
California Theatre, San Jose

 

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