Rat-Trap (Gopalakrishnan, 1982): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.20pm
This landmark film is screening as part of the London Indian Film Festival. Here are all the details.
Time Out review:
A middle-aged rural landowner, who has never had to do a thing for
himself, loses the female relatives who wait on him, one after another,
and watches helplessly as his estate, already ravaged by thefts and
mismanagement, falls into decay. Not a fresh subject, but the treatment
is extraordinary: using rats as his governing metaphor, Gopalakrishnan
constructs his film like a cinematic rondo, making every composition and
every camera movement count.
Here is the opening of the movie.