Shubhashish Bhutiani's festival-hit about a son forced to accompany his 77-year-old father to the holy city of Varanasi is released in cinemas UK-wide on 25 August www.bfi.org.uk/hotelsalvation
'An arthouse take on the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
This gentle and tender Indian comedy follows the ordeal of an over-worked modern son forced to accompany his 77 year old father, who is in search of salvation, to the holy city of Varanasi. The film showcases bravura performances from renowned actors Adil Hussain (Life of Pi), Lalit Behl (Titli) and Geetanjali Kulkarni (Court).
Hotel Salvation won the UNESCO award at Venice Film Festival and the Critics Award at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema. Last weekend it won Best Film at the New York Indian Film Festival. Hotel Salvation is now a strong contender to be India's Academy Award entry in 2018.
The film marks the debut of Shubhashish Bhutiani one of an exciting new wave of young Indian filmmakers.
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