South Asian Film Festival
Last Film Show
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Samay, a mischievous nine-year-old boy living with his family in a remote village in India, discovers films for the first time and is absolutely mesmerized. Against his father’s wishes, he returns by train to the rundown cinema day after day to watch more films, and even befriends the projectionist, who, in exchange for his lunch box, lets him watch movies for free. He quickly figures out that stories become light, light becomes films, and films become dreams. Samay and his wild gang of friends move heaven and earth to construct their own DIY projection apparatus and together, they find an innovative way to jubilantly succeed. But following your dreams often means leaving things behind, in this masterful homage to the universal magic of movies that transports us back to the awe and innocence of childhood.
India/France/USA, 2021, 110 minutes, Directed by Pan Nalin, In Gujarati with English subtitles
“A love letter to the power of the cinema, Last Film Show echoes Cinema Paradiso and other classics.”– Michael Frank, THE SPOOL