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Santosh Sivan's first Hollywood film to premier in Toronto
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 The world premiere of ace
cameraman and film maker Santosh Sivan's first Hollywood film
"Before the Rains" will be held at the 32nd Toronto
International Film Festival in September this year.
Sivan told IANS that his film would be screened along with eight
other films as part of two gala presentations and six special
presentations at the festival, to be held from September 6 to
"I am extremely delighted. More so because my film has Malayalam
actors in it and will be screened on a world platform," he said.
"Before the Rains" is a period film set in 1937 and has a cast
that includes actors from the US, Britain and India. Malayalam
actors Thilakan, Lal and Indrajit are in the movie.
The film has been shot in the picturesque Munnar hill station of
Idukki district and focuses on the dilemma of people who
straddle two worlds. The US-based Echo Lake Productions,
Adirondack Pictures and Santosh Sivan have produced the movie
"It is about a British planter (Linus Roache), who wants to
commercially tap the produce of Kerala's high ranges, mainly
spices, and he is assisted by an Indian (Rahul Bose). It also
delves into relationships of his wife (Jennifer Ehle), his lover
(Nandita Das) and his aide," said Sivan.
British actor Linus Roache who attracted media attention in the
BBC television series "Seaforth" (1994) has gone on record
saying that his work in "Before the Rains" is his best ever in
his two decades in the film industry.