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Directed by Jamil Dehlavi

Directed by Jamil Dehlavi

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Released 22 October 2018

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Jamil Dehlavi is arguably Pakistan’s leading filmmaker. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi’s remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time. An artist whose vision captures the diversity and power of both the religious and the secular in everyday life.

In The Blood of Hussain (1980), the annual mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the prophet Muhammad, serves as the setting for this allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression. Banned by successive military regimes in Pakistan, the film has achieved legendary status in its country of origin.

This release also includes Dehlavi’s landmark 1975 film Towers of Silence, which weaves together scenes of Zoroastrian funerary rituals – in which bodies are consumed by vultures – with glimpses of armed insurrection.

Newly restored, this is The Blood of Hussain's world DVD / Blu-ray debut.

Jamil Dehlavi is arguably Pakistan’s leading filmmaker. Political, subversive and artistically maverick, Dehlavi’s remarkable body of work stands out for its originality and engagement with the social and political questions of his time. An artist whose vision captures the diversity and power of both the religious and the secular in everyday life.

In The Blood of Hussain (1980), the annual mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the prophet Muhammad, serves as the setting for this allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression. Banned by successive military regimes in Pakistan, the film has achieved legendary status in its country of origin.

This release also includes Dehlavi’s landmark 1975 film Towers of Silence, which weaves together scenes of Zoroastrian funerary rituals – in which bodies are consumed by vultures – with glimpses of armed insurrection.

Newly restored, this is The Blood of Hussain's world DVD / Blu-ray debut.

Extras

• Brand new masters of both films presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
• Between the Sacred and the Profane (2018): Dr Ali Nobil Ahmad explores the cultural, artistic, and political background to the inspiration and career trajectory of Jamil  Dehlavi
• Jamil Dehlavi in Conversation (2018): feature-length on stage conversation between the director and curator Timothy Cooper, recorded on August 11th 2018
• Illustrated booklet with a new essays by Raficq Abdulla and Jamil Dehlavi, writing by Michael Fischer and full film credits
• Other extras TBC

Additional Info

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SKU 5035673013250
Catalogue Number BFIB1325
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1980
Director Jamil Dehlavi
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries Pakistan
Subtitles English
Language(s) Urdu, English
Running time 112 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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