Viceroy's House

Showed at Images 9/22/2017–9/28/2017

Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Indian-British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, most well-known for her coming-of-age comedy Bend it Like Beckham, was a part of the Indian diaspora and immigrated to London as a young child. Her films frequently explore the duality of identities in being both Indian and British.

India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

  • Director: Gurinder Chadha
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History

“The film carries a trace of the sweep of a great screen epic and is never less than absorbing.”

– New York Times