hotel salvation

Hotel Salvation

Saturday 18 Nov 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Admission: 
£5 + 80p booking fee

Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey

Marking the 70th Anniversary of Indian Independence

Hotel Salvation follows Daya who, following what he believes to be a prophetic dream, becomes convinced that death is only weeks away and so decides to travel to the holy city of Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, to die in peace. His dutiful son Rajiv has mixed feelings about his father’s decision but decides to put work on hold and travel with his father.

What plays out is a touching, delicate exploration of a father-son relationship, told with gentle humour against the backdrop of an ancient city coming to terms with modernity, as well as a frank and open-hearted exploration of what it means to die.
 

“Absolutely magical.”

- Mark Kermode

“An instant classic.”

- Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

“If The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel had been remade by Ingmar Bergman
it might have turned out a bit like this.”

- Kevin Maher, The Times

Director: 
Shubhashish Bhutiani
Cast: 
Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni
Country: 
Italy
Duration: 
1hr 42mins
Year: 
2016
Admission
£5 + 80p booking fee