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When a young British actress from a touring troupe falls in love with an Indian playboy, the star-crossed lovers must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of a fierce rival

When a young British actress from a touring troupe falls in love with an Indian playboy, the star-crossed lovers must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of a fierce rival

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Released 15 April 2019

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A company of nomadic actors travel across India performing Shakespeare, during the early days of post-colonial rule. When young troupe member Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) falls in love with a local playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), the pair must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of fierce Indian film actress - and rival for Sanju’s affections - Manjula (Madhur Jaffrey).

Plaintive and haunting, Shakespeare Wallah was Merchant Ivory’s first international success. Shot by Satyajit Ray's cameraman, Subrata Mitra - and scored by Ray himself - the film is a delicate love story that sets the tone for so many of the partnership’s future collaborations.

Now newly restored in 2K, it remains a beguiling and multi-layered cinematic landmark.

A company of nomadic actors travel across India performing Shakespeare, during the early days of post-colonial rule. When young troupe member Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) falls in love with a local playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), the pair must overcome cultural differences and the scheming of fierce Indian film actress - and rival for Sanju’s affections - Manjula (Madhur Jaffrey).

Plaintive and haunting, Shakespeare Wallah was Merchant Ivory’s first international success. Shot by Satyajit Ray's cameraman, Subrata Mitra - and scored by Ray himself - the film is a delicate love story that sets the tone for so many of the partnership’s future collaborations.

Now newly restored in 2K, it remains a beguiling and multi-layered cinematic landmark.

Extras

  • Conversations from the Quad, with James Ivory and Madhur Jaffrey
  • Original Trailer
  • Re-release Trailer
  • Other extras TBC
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits

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SKU 5035673013342
Catalogue Number BFIB1334
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1965
Director James Ivory
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Colour Black & White
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 122 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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