VICEROY’S HOUSE (12A)
Subtitled April 25
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon and Gillian Anderson
Running Time: 106 minutes
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey / Notting Hill) stars alongside Michael Gambon (Harry Potter / Sleepy Hollow) and Gillian Anderson (The X Files / The Fall) in this story exploring the political conflict of independent India and the decision to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan.
We are taken back to 1947 Delhi where Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria and last British ruler of India, is charged with handing India back to its people. The film examines the events at Viceroy’s House through the prism of a marriage – that of Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten, and a young romance between a Hindu servant, Jeet, and his intended Muslim bride, Aalia, who are caught up in conflict with their own communities.