Sunaparanta comes alive with the outdoor screenings of ‘A Face in the Crowd’ & `Ben’s Biography’. A wonderful opportunity to welcome back award-winning Israeli Director Dan Wolman at the screening of Ben’s Biography

Wednesday, 20th November 2019  | 6.30 pm  – presented by Arvind Sivakumaran
Film: A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Written by: Budd Schulberg
Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Lee Remick and Walter Matthau
Run-Time: 2 hrs 6 mins
This prescient film about the nexus of politics, media and spin doctors follows the rise of Lonesome Rhodes a drifter who’s picked up by a reporter Marcia Jeffries and soon becomes the populist voice of the common people and then gets drunk on his own power and ability to control and sway public opinion.

Thursday, 28th November 2019  | 6.30 pm  – presented by Dan Wolman
Film: Ben’s Biography (Ha’biograifa Shel Ben)
Language: Hebrew   Subtitles: English/French
Director: Dan Wolman / Israel 2003
Cast: Gal Zaid, Sharon Alexander, Avigail Arieli, Gani Tamir
Run-Time: 93 minutes

Synopsis: Ben is strange: he walks around with gloves and is always carrying shopping bags in both hands. He meets Tamar, who is intrigued by his secret. Slowly, they become friends. Ben doesn’t want anyone to pity him. His way of dealing with his pain is through his imagination, zany humour and laughter. “Ben’s Biography” deals with the very sensitive subject of child abuse. Sounds grim? It’s not! The film is moving and unusually funny.

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