Slumdog Millionaire

October 8, 2009

WFC/Wimbledon Book Fest Special Event: Slumdog’s Oscar-winning screenplay writer, Simon Beaufoy, gives Intro & Q&A on 2009’s runaway success story. Beaufoy’s fascinating insight will maximise your experience of this film phenomenon. 8 Oscars, 87 other wins.¥The film`s surface is so dazzling that you hardly realize how traditional it is underneath. But it`s the buried structure that pulls us through the story like a big engine on a short train.’ Roger Ebert, Chicago sun-Times¥This [is a] wildly silly but perfectly watchable melodrama, adapted by screenwriter Simon Beaufoy from the 2005 novel Q&A by Vikas Swarup and directed by Danny Boyle. It arrives garlanded with the kind of reviews that must have come out after the opening night of King Lear – it is still very effective entertainment.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Film Information

Title Slumdog Millionaire
Directed by Danny Boyle/Loveleen Tandan
Language English/Hindi
Country UK
Classification 15
Running Time 120 mins
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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