Aiming to prove that there’s more to Indian cinema than dance routines and improbable plots, HOME is hosting Not Just Bollywood. This season of screenings, taking place in September, will showcase the Hindie (Hindi/independent) movie scene which has flourished over the past decade. The programme includes popular favourites and some films that have never been seen in UK cinemas before. Standouts include the recent hit The Lunchbox, starring Jurassic World’s Irrfan Khan. Shot entirely on location in Mumbai, this romance centres on Dabbawalas, the army of people who deliver lunches to workers. Ankhon Dekhi is a philosophical comedy inspired by Fellini and Bergman, which will be followed by a Q+A with the film’s director, writer, and co-star, Rajat Kapoor. The socio-political satire Newton scooped a major prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and tells the story of a government clerk railing against electioneering in rural central India.

Thu 14 – Sat 30 Sep, HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN. Tel: 0161 200 1500, Show times and prices vary,

Thu 14 Sep - Sat 30 Sep
A. James Simpkin
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Sat 23 Sep 2017