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Don’t miss these films at the Red Lorry Film Festival

The figurative ‘Lorry’ of the Red Lorry Film Festival, drives through the streets of Mumbai, making its way into our theatres this weekend. From April 5th to 7th, 2024, Maison INOX at Jio World Plaza and Maison PVR at Jio World Drive, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) will transform into hubs of cinematic excellence. Curated by BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination, the festival showcases over 100 films and TV series spanning diverse languages and genres.

Renowned director and screenwriter Sriram Raghavan and Executive Director of PVR INOX, Sanjeev Bijli, serve as official ambassadors, adding their expertise and passion to the festival. Red Lorry brings together seasoned cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike, its lineup spanning gripping dramas, heart-pounding thrillers, thought-provoking documentaries, and nostalgic classics. Red Lorry aims to foster a deeper appreciation for cinema while serving as a platform for discovering new talent and exploring diverse perspectives.

With marquee titles from leading global studios and production giants, the festival promises an immersive experience that resonates long after the credits roll. Here are a list of films to catch at the festival over the weekend!

Poor Things (April 6th, 5:15 pm)

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Category: Premiere

Resurrected by the unconventional scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter, Bella embarks on a remarkable adventure alongside a lawyer, defying societal norms and expectations. As she navigates through a whirlwind of escapades across continents, Bella’s unwavering resolve to champion equality and freedom shines through. Despite the challenges she faces, Bella’s spirit remains unbroken as she carves her own path in a world filled with intrigue and possibility.

Berlin (April 6th, 9:15 am; 2:45 pm)

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Category: Premiere

In the backdrop of New Delhi in 1993, a deaf-mute individual finds himself implicated and apprehended by the Bureau on suspicion of espionage. A sign language specialist is summoned to assist in communication. As the enigma deepens, the boundary separating culpability from innocence becomes increasingly blurred.

A Few Good Men (April 6th, 9:15 am)

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Category: Columbia 100

In this courtroom drama, Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, a military lawyer, defends two U.S. Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Kaffee, known for seeking plea bargains, reevaluates his approach when convinced by a colleague that the accused marines may have been following orders. Taking a bold step, Kaffee calls Colonel Nathan R. Jessep to the stand, aiming to uncover potential conspiracy behind the incident.

Psycho (April 6th, 10 am)

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Category: Sriram Raghava Recommends

In the suspenseful thriller, a Phoenix secretary named Marion Crane, fleeing after embezzling $40,000 from her employer to elope with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis, seeks refuge from the pouring rain at the isolated Bates Motel. There, she encounters the enigmatic proprietor, Norman Bates, a polite yet peculiar young man with a fascination for taxidermy and a complex bond with his mother.

Amal (April 6th, 9:30 pm)

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Category: World Cinema

In Jawad Rhalib’s compelling social drama, the narrative unfolds around a teacher working in a Brussels school. Fearlessly advocating for her students’ right to express themselves and fostering a passion for literature, she embarks on a risky journey that challenges conventional teaching methods. Her courage and determination ultimately leave a profound impact, transforming the lives of her pupils forever.

Dogman (April 6th, 10:15 AM)

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Category: Premiere

In this chilling tale, Douglas, scarred by a childhood marred by abuse and violence, finds solace in an unlikely companionship with dogs. Despite the cruelty inflicted upon him, the animals become his guardians, offering him protection and a sense of belonging. However, as Douglas grapples with his traumatic past and societal rejection, his psyche begins to unravel, leading him down a dark path of madness and violence.

In the Name of the Father (April 6th, 11:30 am)

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Category: Documentary

Unemployed and resorting to petty theft to survive, Gerry Conlon, a young Irishman in 1970s Belfast, watches his life take a dramatic turn when he flees to England and reconnects with his friend Paul Hill. Amidst rising tensions linked to IRA activities, Gerry finds himself falsely implicated in a bombing. Arrested and imprisoned, he spends 15 years fighting to clear his name. Gerry’s journey becomes a powerful narrative of resilience against injustice and adversity.

Sisters (April 6th, 7 pm)

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Category: TV Premieres

The series delves into the life of Julia Bechly, whose world is thrown into turmoil when her father, Julius Bechly, a trailblazing IVF pioneer, reveals a shocking secret on his deathbed. He confesses to having used his own sperm during his celebrated career, potentially fathering countless children. Julia’s story explores the intricate web of identity, family, and the far-reaching implications of her father’s ethical lapses in the name of scientific progress.

Love Actually (April 6th, 12 pm; April 7th 2:45 pm)

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Category: Restored Classics

Nine interwoven narratives explore the multifaceted nature of love, the universal emotion that binds humanity together. Through the lens of various characters, including a newly elected British prime minister, a devoted sister navigating her brother’s mental illness, and a married man tempted by infidelity, the film delves into the complexities, triumphs, humour, and pitfalls of romantic relationships.

Last Swim (April 6th, 1 pm; April 7th, 5:45 pm)

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Category: World Cinema

On A-level results day, an ambitious Iranian-British teen in London grapples with a major life decision while hanging out with friends across the city.

The Teacher Who Promised the Sea (April 6th, 2 pm; April 7th, 8 pm)

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Category: Hola Spain

The narrative unfolds through the tale of Catalan teacher Antoni Benaiges, whose journey begins in 1935 in a quaint village nestled in the province of Burgos. He introduces innovative and inspiring teaching methods borrowed from France to the local children, only to meet a tragic fate at the hands of Falangists during the Civil War.

Sidonie in Japan (April 7th, 11:45 am)

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Category: Rendezvouz with French Cinema

“Sidonie au Japon” delicately weaves a poetic narrative, exploring the nuances of cultural clashes and the depths of grief. Through the captivating portrayal of Sidonie by Isabelle Huppert, this dreamlike journey into the heart of Japan unfolds as a profound tale of healing and introspection, shedding light on the intricacies of solitude.

Jerry Maguire (April 7th, 12 pm)

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Category: Restored Classics

When sports agent Jerry Maguire experiences a crisis of conscience, he takes a bold step by writing a heartfelt memo, leading to his abrupt dismissal. Determined to retain his clients, Jerry launches his own agency, with single mother Dorothy Boyd as his sole supporter. As they strive to keep their business afloat, focusing on their one client, football player Rod Tidwell, Jerry and Dorothy find themselves drawn together amidst the challenges and uncertainties of their new venture.

Immaculate (April 7th, 9:45 am; 10:30 pm)

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Category: Late Night Showcase

A young American nun begins a fresh chapter of her life by taking up residence in a secluded convent nestled in the Italian countryside. Yet, her initial excitement soon gives way to terror as she uncovers chilling secrets and unimaginable horrors lurking within the walls of her new abode.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (April 7th, 12 pm)

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Category: Anniversary

When Prem crosses paths with Nisha, the sister-in-law of his brother Rajesh, their hearts find an unexpected connection, blossoming into love. Yet, their romantic journey takes an unforeseen turn when tragedy strikes, leaving Nisha grappling with the expectations to marry Rajesh following her sister’s untimely demise.

You can check out the rest of the films, timings and venues on the Red Lorry’s Instagram. To book tickets to the festival, head to BookMyShow.

Zara Flavia Dmello

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