Q&A with Konkona Sen Sharma - A Death in the Gunj

  • 2016
  • 110 min
Hindi with English subtitles
Director Konkona Sen Sharma
Cast Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey
Here’s an opportunity to watch the directorial debut of actress Konkona Sen Sharma’s A Death in the Gunj, followed by an exciting Q&A session with the accomplished actress turned director. The film explores the drama / thriller genre, based on a short story by her father.
Saturday, August 12, 04:00 PM | HOYTS Chadstone

Q&A with Rahul Bose - Poorna

  • 2017
  • 100 min
Hindi with English subtitles
Director Rahul Bose
Cast Azam, Sekhar Babu Bachinepally, Veera Badaram, Rahul Bose
Watch the true story of how love-driven courage inspired the youngest girl in history, Poorna Malavath, to climb Mt Everest. Then discover in an intimate Q&A with Rahul Bose, how he created the biographical adventure film as Producer, Director and Lead Actor.
Saturday, August 12, 06:30 PM | HOYTS Forest Hill

Q&A with Rajkummar Rao - Trapped

  • 2017
  • 105 min
Hindi with English subtitles
Director Vikramaditya Motwane
Cast Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa
An occasion not to be missed with refined young actor, Rajkummar Rao who will talk after the acclaimed film Trapped, in which his character, is trapped in an uninhabited Mumbai apartment. With the majority of the film shot inside the empty high rise apartment, featuring his character alone, struggling to get out or to be heard, the onus falls completely on Rao to engage the viewers. Rao will share his experience of acting in a predominantly one-man film. Ask him why he thinks director Vikramaditya Motwane announced that only Rajkummar Rao could pull off Trapped.
Saturday, August 12, 08:00 PM | HOYTS Chadstone

Q&A with Satish Kaushik - A Billion Colour Story

  • 2017
  • 105 min
Director Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy
Cast Swapnil Ralkar, Rashmi Somvanshi, Gaurav Sharma, Vasuki Dhruva Padmakumar Vauka Sunkavall
Veteran actor and producer, Satish Kaushik presents A Billion Colour Story, a feature film that explores the personal cost involved in the filmmaking of risky topics. Discuss this multi-festival acclaimed film in detail with the film’s producer.
Sunday, August 13, 08:30 PM | HOYTS Chadstone

Q&A with Vikram Phadnis - Hrudayantar

  • 2017
  • 136 min
Marathi with English subtitles
Director Vikram Phadnis
Cast Hrithik Roshan, Mukta Barve, Manish Paul
Top fashion designer, Vikram Phadnis joins us to screen his directorial debut, Hrudyantar. The film explores the marital crisis of a couple and how through turbulent times the family learns and values relationships. See for yourself a film that celebrates life and its inherent lessons. Find out from the director how and why he chose this film as his debut directorial project. Ask what difficulties Vikram came across and what valuable filmmaking and life lessons he has learnt in the process!
Tuesday, August 15, 07:00 PM | HOYTS Forest Hill

Q&A with Tannishtha Chatterjee - Doctor Rakhmabai

  • 2016
  • 124 min
Hindi / Gujarati with English subtitles
Director Nandu Achrekar, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Cast Tannishtha Chatterjee, Bharat Dabholkar, Santosh Juvekar
After the screening of Dr Rakhmabai, talk with award winning actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee, who played the real life eponymous character from 19th century India, Dr Rakhmabai. She was one of India’s first practicing female doctors who paved the way in the ongoing struggle against gender discrimination. Rakhmabai was married off at the age of eleven and consequently pushed back against deep-rooted cultural, legal and social injustices in order to become a doctor. She was instrumental in the passing of the Age of Consent Act, which outlawed child marriages across the British Empire. Just what the doctor ordered!
Wednesday, August 16, 07:30 PM | HOYTS Broadmeadows

Q&A with Adil Hussain - Mukti Bhavan (Hotel Salvation)

  • 2016
  • 102 min
Hindi with English subtitles
Director Shubhashish Bhutiani
Cast Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni
See the screening of the acclaimed beautiful family drama Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation). Actor, Adil Hussain, best known for his role as Pi’s father in the Life of Pi has recently received the Special Jury Award at the 2017 National Film Awards, for his role in Mukti Bhawan (Hotel Salvation).
This is your opportunity to meet the leading actor and hear of his experience filming this enlightening and existential film about a father and son’s final journey to Varanasi, before the father’s death.
Monday, August 21, 06:30 PM | HOYTS Melbourne Central