Court

Saturday 27th February 1:30 PM - Theatre By The Lake
Court
Director:Chaitanya Tamhane
Cert:12A Year: 2014 Length:116mins
Country:India Language:Marathi/Gujarati
When the sledgehammer of the State decides that the nut of an irritant folk singer needs to be cracked, the legal process becomes a heavy weapon.

Court exposes the convoluted workings of the Indian judicial system and seems to have touched a nerve, with Indian censors mandating edits before approving the film for release.

A courtroom drama like no other, Court contrasts the lifestyles of the defence and the defendant, the prosecutor and the judge.

Critics

“With a poise that's rare in directors making their first feature, Tamhane delivers both a deadpan satire of a rotten legal system and a nuanced portrayal of the people who inhabit it”

Los Angeles Times

Score

50.32%
Attendance:88

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