The Asian Film Festival Barcelona | AFFBCN, the Asian auteur film festival, in the year 2022, completes its tenth edition and will take place from the 26th of October to the 6th of November. The event specializing in Asian cinema remains faithful to its origins, in which it presents a program that includes more than a hundred films proceeding from around 25 countries in Asia and the Asia – Pacific region, in which historical narrative, gender issues, and drama in all its dimensions fill the cinematographic proposal of this edition with its content.
Cinemas Girona, Phenomena, CaixaForum and Zumzeig are this year’s venues for the in-person film screenings, while FILMIN will be the platform for the online sessions. One of the novelties this year, is that the cinema hall of the Phenomena will host the inaugural film of AFFBCN, although the principal venue of the festival will continue to be Cinemes Girona, where most of the screenings will take place. The Zumzeig cinema will also premiere as a venue for this year’s edition of the festival.
AFFBCN 2022 covers a geographical extension that ranges from Central Asia, with the participation of narratives from three former Soviet republics, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan to which we add Iran and Afghanistan as well; South Asia is represented by India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; Southeast Asia by Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam; the East Asia by China, Korea, Japan; and finally, the Pacific by Australia and New Zealand.
26-10-2022, 19:15 h.
Language: VOSE / VOSC
Genre: Crime, History, Drama
Sardar Udham is an historical drama that follows the life of revolutionary Udham Singh, who witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the 13th of April of 1919, where British troops wounded and killed over a thousand natives. Sardar Udham fled to the mountains of Afghanistan, arriving in London in 1933 under a false identity. Finally, on the 13th of March of 1940, the protagonist managed to carry out his revenge by killing Lieutenant Governor Michael O’Dwyer, who is the one who ordered that unscrupulous massacre. This key figure of the Independence of India dies at the age of 41 shortly after being sentenced by the British justice.
Shoojit Sircar (Calcutta, 1967) is a film director and producer who began his career with Yahaan (2005), a war drama, although he began to be known with Vicky Donor (2012), with which he won the National Film Award for the Best Popular Film. Sardar Udham, which began shooting in 2019, culminates a career of national and international success, with a historical drama of great visual impact.
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