Indian Cinema

LIFF 2020: The Last Adieu

Dir. Shabnam Sukhdev ∙ 2014 ∙ Hindi/English with English subtitles ∙ Cert 12A – 1h 30m

Using the documentary format Shabnam Sukhdev goes on an exploratory quest to connect with her father who passed away suddenly when she was just 14. On this journey she discovers that her celebrity filmmaker father partied hard with stars like the young Amitabh and won awards at Berlin Film Festival in the 1960s, but she also uncovers his private home life and the delicate balance between her father and mother’s relationship that she missed as a girl. These and many other insights help Shabnam and the audience more fully understand the complexity of her dad who was India’s greatest documentary filmmaker S.Sukdev.

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