Richie Mehta's Siddharth is a gutting tale set in India about a father searching for a son that he unwittingly sold into child labour.
We talk to Siddharth director Richie Mehta about how a failed project led to him finding this story, writing characters that don’t necessarily align with his own beliefs, returning to shoot in India and how he thinks the film will be perceived there.
Tomorrow night the best and brightest in Canadian movies and television get celebrated with the Canadian Screen Awards (airing on CBC at 8:00pm, hosted by Martin Short). Our Film and Performing Arts editor looks at this year's nominees, makes a couple of predictions, and wonders aloud why only technically three of the Best Feature nominees have actually been released in theatres.
We talk to Siddharth director Richie Mehta (whose new film debuts in Venice before coming to the Toronto International Film Festival next week) about how a failed project led to him finding this story, writing characters that don’t necessarily align with his own beliefs or logic, returning to shoot in India, the goodness in people, and how he thinks the film will be perceived in India.
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Siddharth Contemporary World Cinema Director: Richie Mehta A deeply resonating look at an uneducated, poor street labourer in India searching for the missing son he essentially sold into child labour, Mehta’s film offers a lot of questions but thankfully never tries to make sense out of a situation that’s unanswerable from the start. Mahendra (Rajesh […]