Most directors start with something relatively small scale for their first film. Asif Kapadia is not like most directors. Set in Feudal India, his striking debut centres on Lafcadia (the late, great Irfan Khan), a leader of warriors commanded by a cruel local lord who has a vision that inspires him to renounce his life of violence. But that’s easier said than done, and soon the hunter becomes the hunted. The cinematography by Roman Osin is frequently beautiful, and the old-fashioned, visual-heavy storytelling is no less bold and epic even with its 86 minute running time.
Showing with THE SHEEP THIEF, ASIF KAPADIA, 1997, 24 MINS
We are thrilled to welcome director Asif Kapadia, recipient of this year's Cambridge Film Festival Outstanding Achievement Award, to introduce this film