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LIFF Presents: Original Copy

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Original Copy Film Still - Artist paints Indian film poster on a wall whilst another man watches on.
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1 Jun 2021 - 31 Jul 2021

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As part of our LIFF Selects Programme.

Original Copy is a ravishing declaration of love to the cinema and its heroes in front of, on and behind the screen. The "Alfred Talkies" in the heart of Mumbai is one of the few remaining 35 mm cinemas struggling to stay in business. A sinking ship, held on course by an intrepid crew: the distinguished boss, who is spurned for being a woman. The meticulous manager who knows exactly what his audience wants. And the chain-smoking, foul mouthed Sheikh Rehman, the city‘s last painter of film posters, who runs his studio behind the cinema screen in the style of old masters. Here, Rehman is both artist and guru, comedian and philosopher. With the changing industry, marketing has turned to plastic movie posters, replacing the need for Rehman’s original work. It’s a hopeless struggle but Rehman won’t give up. As Rehman says, movies are like life: “The reel keeps rolling, and the movie goes on..."

1hr 36min | Dir:  Georg Heinzen, Florian Heinzen-Ziob | 2015 | Germany |

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LIFF Selects Pass: A special selection of new films hand-picked by LIFF

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Hindi and English with Subtitles

Leeds International Film Festival
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  • Captioned
  • Film
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