Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Last Film Show
(CHHELLO SHOW)

Year: 2021
Country: INDIA
Language: Gujarati
Run Time: 110 minutes

Last Film Show
Last Film Show
Last Film Show
Last Film Show
Last Film Show

Nine-year-old Samay is obsessed with film. Unfortunately, because he is from the intellectual Brahmin caste in India, his father believes that cinema is against their values and forbids Samay from watching. But just like the romance in the movies, no obstacle can prevent true love. And Samay will do everything he can to immerse himself into the fantastic stories he sees on 35mm film, finding refuge from his simple life in the small town of Chalala. Befriending a local projectionist, Samay exchanges his lunches for time in the projection booth where he begins to learn everything he can about the art of film. As his obsession grows, rebellious Samay begins to steal some of his favorite reels, creating a makeshift cinema of his own to display the films for his friends. But just as he’s discovering his talent for showing film, an impending switch to digital is on the horizon, threatening to destroy everything that Samay loves. A beautiful ode to film, Bollywood, and the power of cinema, LAST FILM SHOW is a moving story of art and passion. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Asian Cinema
Teen-Friendly Films
Only at Playhouse Square

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Pan Nalin

Producers
Pan Nalin, Dheer Momaya, Marc Duale

Screenwriting
Pan Nalin

Cinematography
Swapnil S. Sonawane

Editing
Shreyas Beltangdy, Pavan Bhat

Principal Cast
Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval, Alpesh Tank, Paresh Meht, Vikas Bata, Rahul Koli, Vijay Mer, Kishan Parmar, Shoban Makwa

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