The award-winning film “Newton” (2017) by Amit V. Masurkar will have its Greek premiere at the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Newton is a Hindi black comedy drama film co-written and directed by Amit V. Masurkar. The film stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil and Raghubir Yadav. Produced by Manish Mundra under Drishyam Films.
It has been selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.
JOHN CASSAVETES 04 November 2017, 22:30 hrs
TONIA MARKETAKI 08 November 2017, 17:15 hrs
As millions of ballot boxes are set in India, the world’s largest democracy – where elections cost nearly $5 billion – Newton, a rookie government clerk, finds himself entrusted with the task to conduct “free and fair” voting in a conflict-ridden area. Deep in the jungle of Chhattisgarh, communist guerrillas take action while security forces remain idle. Newton tries to put order in chaos, by following one of… Newton’s laws of motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action) and reminds us of the distinct feature of any truly democratic society: the transition from a sum of voters to a body of active citizens.