News in 2008

Before the Rains at Cinémas Palme d'Or
Indian drama made its U.S. premiere at PSIFF

Before the Rains made its U.S. premiere at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival during the World Cinema Now Gala, before ultimately becoming part of the Best of the Fest programming.

See the film again at Cinémas Palme d'Or beginning on May 16.
Before the Rains

A Note From Deepak Chopra:
"What makes Before the Rains so touching is that it isn't what it seems to be about.

It seems to be about a quietly good Englishman, a planter in south India, who wants to build a road to the top of a mountain. He must complete this road before the monsoon rains arrive and wash away all his hard work. The road will bring money for him, jobs for the locals, and a better future.

But in Santosh Sivan's melancholy, lyrical, and intelligent film, this quiet Englishman stands for the tragic twilight of empire, and his goodness is rife with betrayal and arrogance beneath the surface."

Read more at the official Before the Rains website.

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