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Two films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Saturday, April 1 – FREE for everyone!


Join the UWM Union Cinema and the Department of Film/Video/Animation/New Genres for films by acclaimed Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to see two of Gopalakrishnan’s films – one on 35mm!


Dance of the Enchantress

A look at the Indian classical dance form Mohini Attam, as teachers and students train and perform in and around palaces and temples of Kerala. “This film is so much more than a documentary; it is an aesthetic experience that evokes rasa through the music, dance and visuals… immersing yourself in Brigitte and Adoor-ji’s Dance of the Enchantress will be a meditation in joy.” (Sharon Lowen, Asianage.com)

(Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Brigitte Chataignier, India, Malayalam w/Eng sub, 70 min, 2007, DVD)


Nizhalkkuthu (Shadow Kill)

On 35mm!

The chief executioner of a small town in the southern province of Travancore starts feeling guilty about the way he earns his daily bread and goes in search of forgiveness.

(Adoor Gopalakrishnan, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, India, Malayalam w/Eng sub, 90 min, 2002, 35mm)