Opening Night Red Carpet Gala with Director Deepa Mehta
Thursday September 20th at the Jubilee Auditorium
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
TELEFILM CANADA, CANADA MEDIA FUND AND ALBERTA FILM
AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM
SPONSORED BY: ENBRIDGE, CBC / RADIO-CANADA, MOET & CHANDON CHAMPAGNE AND MONGREL MEDIA
Unlike other CIFF events, tickets for the Red Carpet Opening Night Gala are only available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-855-985-2787
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta and based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning novel, Midnight's Children is a generation-spanning fable that combines historical fiction with dark fantasy. Mehta's most ambitious project yet, the film captures the epic scope of Rushdie's work, serving as both a tribute to and a critique of Mehta's native India.
The story centres on Saleem Sinai, born at the stroke of midnight on the eve of India's independence from Britain. As a child, Saleem discovers he has the power to communicate with the hundreds of children around the nation born that night, and that each of them possesses a magical power. The strongest of these is Shiva, an angry, impoverished youth whose fate is inextricably linked to Saleem.
A powerful allegory and a beautiful tribute to India's complex history, Midnight's Children is Canadian filmmaking at its finest, telling a global story with insight, bravery and creative daring.
Tickets for the September 20th Red Carpet Opening Night Gala are $75.00 each and are on sale now.
- Toronto International Film Festival 2012
- Deepa Mehta
- Executive Producer
- Elizabeth Karlsen, Dilip Mehta, Salman Rushdie
- David Hamilton
- Salman Rushdie (Novel and adaptation).
- Giles Nuttgens
- Colin Monie
- Production Design
- Errol Kelly, Dilip Mehta
- Nitin Sawhney
- Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor