Jamil Dehlavi, 1992, UK
Digital, Color, English, 122’
In the presence of Jamil Dehlavi
Sunday 24, 16:00, Cinéma Bellevaux
Hannah and Alistair, Western expatriates in Pakistan, are unable to have children. Desperate to try anything, Hannah is convinced to go on a retreat to a shrine run by eunuchs for three nights of prayers and ceremonies. There, while Alistair, a rationalist, shows skepticism bordering on hostility, Hannah fully embraces the sacred atmosphere of the place and befriends young Kamal... By making cultures and beliefs collide in the heart of a country torn between traditions and modernity, Immaculate Conception may upset many certainties.
The films of Jamil Dehlavi:
> The Blood of Hussain -
Jamil Dehlavi, 1980, Pakistan / UK, 106'
> Born of Fire -
Jamil Dehlavi, 1987, UK, 83'
> QÂF The Sacred Mountain -
Jamil Dehlavi, 1985, UK / France, 27'
> Towers of Silence -
Jamil Dehlavi, 1975, Pakistan, 51'