Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

HALF TICKET

 

Year: 2016
Country: INDIA
Run Time: 100 minutes

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HALF TICKET
HALF TICKET

To a person with very little, the simplest things can be treasures. And so it is for two young brothers living in poverty in the slums of Mumbai. With their father in jail, the boys collect coal along railroad tracks to help their mother keep a meager household. When a pizza chain opens nearby, the idea of being able to afford this wondrous new food becomes the boys’ obsession. But even though the boys have hard-earned money, the restaurant turns them away as “slum rats” and one brother is beaten. When video of this goes viral, the boys suddenly find themselves at the center of national attention. HALF TICKET spins an unexpected magical web. With superb cinematography it conjures a world of stunning beauty from the squalor. Even amidst privation and hardship, childhood can contain wonder and hope. This deceptively simple film has the extraordinary power to evoke the world through the eyes of these children. HALF TICKET is able to make your heart ache even as it fills it with joy. (In Marathi with subtitles) —C.R.

HALF TICKET

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Sidebars
FAMILY FILMS
PAN-ASIAN FILMS

Genre
Recommended for Middle School Students +

Director
Samit Kakkad

Producer
Video Palace

Screenwriting
Dnyanesh Zoting

Cinematography
Sanjay Memane

Editing
Faisal-Imran

Principal Cast
Shubham More, Vinayak Potdar, Priyanka Bose, Bhau Kadam, Usha Naik

Director Bio
Samit Kakkad was born in Mumbai, India. A screenwriter, producer, and director, he began his career as an editor on television shows.

Select Filmography
"Delinquent Dancers" (2012), HALF TICKET (2016)

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