Screening of “The Bridge On The River Kwai” on June 28

This Thursday (28th June 2018) 6.30 p.m. at the Cinephile Film Club, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of one of the greatest films of all time, The Bridge On The River Kwai directed by David Lean. The details of the film are given below.

Film: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Cast: Alec Guiness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa

Directed by: David Lean

Duration: 2 hrs 35 mins

Winner of 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), Best Director, Best Cinematographer,  Best Editing, Best Music and Best Writing – The Bridge on the River Kwai remains a timeless classic made by one of the greatest film makers of all time, David Lean who gave us films like Dr.Zhivago, A Passage to IndiaRyans Daughter and Lawrence of Arabia. While there have been many war films, few focus on the individuals involved in the war. The story is set in Burma in 1943 in a Japanese POW camp where Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa, in a Oscar nominated performance) insists that the British colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), ask his men to build a bridge on the river Kwai so that the Japanese can transport their ammunition. There is more conflict as one of the prisoners (William Holden), revolts against the idea and tries his best to scuttle the plans. Shot in the picturesque jungles of Sri Lanka, the film also made Colonel Bogey March popular.  Released in cinemascope, this big spectacle is a treat to watch on the big screen.

The film will be screened with a brief interval during which tea and biscuits will be served.

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