Shakespeare Wallah

1965, 120m, DCP, UK/India

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened November 10–22, 2017

The second feature uniting director/screenwriter James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant—known then and forever as Merchant Ivory—with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and actor Shashi Kapoor secured the world cinema reputations of all concerned. Based in part on the diaries that Geoffrey Kendal kept while performing Shakespeare all across India with his wife Laura Liddell, the film introduced audiences to their daughter Felicity Kendal, who stars as the UK theatrical troupe’s ingenue, caught in a love triangle with an Indian playboy (Kapoor) and a Bollywood film actress (Madhur Jaffrey, named Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival). The Merchant Ivory tenets of literate wit, heartbreak, and cultural collision all take center stage. A Cohen Film Collection release

In English and Hindi with English subtitles

North American theatrical premiere engagement of 2K restoration

With James Ivory and Madhur Jaffrey in person Nov 10 at 6:30pm

A film by James Ivory

Delicate and lovely.”

The New York Times