Magazine article Screen International

'Baahubali: The Conclusion', Restored 1920's Feature 'Shiraz' Set for UK Debuts

Magazine article Screen International

'Baahubali: The Conclusion', Restored 1920's Feature 'Shiraz' Set for UK Debuts

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A BFI National Archive restoration of a 1929 Indian-British-German co-production will play as the Archive Gala at this year's BFI London Film Festival in October.

Shiraz, a historical romance set in the historical Mughal Empire on the Indian subcontinent, tells the story of a princess who inspired the contruction of the Taj Mahal.

As well as the London screening, which will take place at the Barbican, planning is also underway for the film to be shown in India. Both screenings will be accompanied by a live performance of a specially commissioned score by the Indian composer and sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

The film forms part of the BFI's Indian film programme which runs April-December this year and will include the UK premiere of the follow-up to Indian box office sensation Baahubali, Baahubali: The Conclusion.

The programme was revealed as the UK government, British Council and the Indian high commission launched the UK India Year of Culture at an event today (Feb 27) in London. …

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