Indian silent movie “Shiraz”, 2.30 & 7.30pm, Thursday 20 September at the David Lean Cinema, Katharine St


Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent movie retells the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. An international co-production shot entirely on location in India with an all-Indian cast, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings. Shiraz, a humble potter’s son, follows his childhood sweetheart Selima to Agra when she’s kidnapped by slave traders and sold to the future emperor.

This BFI restoration includes a score by Anoushka Shankar, played by musicians including Idris Rahman, a multi-instrumentalist with close connections to East Croydon.

Tickets £8.50 (£7 concessions, including over 60s).

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