A series of sessions that included screenings of films by directors/technicians we have interviewed in the past issues of Umbra, with the featured director in attendance to be able to participate in a post-film discussion around the film. The sessions were also combined with a specialized reading of film literature.
August 27, 2017
The Mahabharata Parts 1 & 2 / Peter Brook / 1989 / 6PM
The Mahabharata is a 1989 film version of the Hindu epic, Mahabharata directed by Peter Brook. Brook's original 1985 stage play was 9 hours long, and toured around the world for four years. In 1989, it was reduced to under 6 hours for television (TV mini series). Later it was also reduced to about 3 hours for theatrical and DVD release. The screenplay was the result of eight years' work by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière and Marie-Hélène Estienne.