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First Official Trailer for Drama 'Viceroy's House' with Gillian Anderson

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August 2, 2017
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Viceroy's House

"You think India is ready to rule itself?" IFC FIlms has debuted an official trailer for the drama Viceroy's House, telling the story of Lord Mountbatten's trip to New Delhi in 1947 to help transition India from British rule to independence. This is a story that has been told before in many other films previously, but we have another new take on it this year. Viceroy's House features Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi, Michael Gambon, Lily Travers, Simon Callow, Manish Dayal, and Om Puri. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at the Belgrade Film Festival. It's goal is to focus on the division of India, and the creation of Pakistan, more than anything and how this destroyed the lives of so many different people. It's a good film, just not very memorable, but that's my take.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Gurinder Chadha's Viceroy's House, direct from YouTube:

Viceroy's House Poster

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina, to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. Viceroy's House is directed by English filmmaker Gurinder Chadha, of the films Bhaji on the Beach, What's Cooking?, Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, The Mistress of Spices, and It's a Wonderful Afterlife previously. The screenplay is co-written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, and Gurinder Chadha. This originally premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this year. IFC will release Chadha's Viceroy's House in select theaters + on VOD starting September 1st this fall. Anyone curious to see this?

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  • shiboleth
    Directed by Indian filmmaker. This might be watchable. And, I like Gillian Anderson getting better roles. She was good in The Fall ...
    • Tester
      I agree, at some point she will get an Oscar nomination
      • shiboleth
        Hopefully. Well, she has sensibility and seriousness. Or she seems to be that way. Either way, I like her ...
        • desispeed
          I have seen this movie, not too bad and definitely shows an aspect of Partition alot of ppl don't know but ultimately I think some of the roles were just miscast (Mountbatten, Nehru). Took away fro m the magnitude of what happened
          • shiboleth
            Thanks, will watch it and see it for myself. It definitely looks interesting despite all the misgivings you mentioned. Although, I never liked history on film. To be honest, G. Anderson might be the best reason to watch it. Cheers ...
  • DAVIDPD
    Gilian has such a chameleon accent. I Was sure she was British for the longest time, and then I swore she was American...even in interviews she has switched accents through the years.
    • desispeed
      she was born here but her family moved to England so going in between accents is pretty natural
      • DAVIDPD
        Kind of. I can point to many people people who have similar personal histories but do not switch like her. I think it has more to do with where the particular role was shot. During her THE X-FILES promotions she was definitely American, but during her THE FALL promotions she often has a English accent. I am not complaining or anything, just curious.

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