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MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

(2012)
146 mins | History | Literature | Politics |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanPG
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Deepa Mehta

Writer(s): Deepa Mehta, Salman Rushdie, based on his novel

Star(s): Satya Bhabha, Shahana Goswami, Rajat Kapoor

Synopsis:

This collaboration between one of Canada’s most fearless directors and Salman Rushdie, one of the world’s most imaginative and controversial novelists, is a film bursting with colour, wit and magic.

Two children are born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, the very moment that India claimed its independence from Great Britain — a coincidence that has profound consequences on their lives. Switched at birth in the hospital, the boys — one from a wealthy family, the other belonging to a poor single father — must live out each other’s intended fates, their lives strangely intertwined and linked to their country’s journey through the tumultuous 20th century.

“Boiling over with passion every step of the way.”
— Peter Debruge, Variety

It helps immigrants to understand better about Canada. We belong here. It is good to know our own movies.
— Afghani ESL student, 
Bow Valley College, Calgary

Très bon et amusant. J’ai hâte à l’année prochaine! 🙂
— Élève de 11e année, Collège catholique Franco-Ouest, Ottawa


    About the Director

    Deepa Mehta

    An Officer of the Order of Canada, Mehta gained acclaim for her trilogy, Fire, Earth and the Oscar- nominated Water. Other credits include Bollywood/Hollywood and her latest, Anatomy of Violence. Midnight’s Children was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards. She is currently working on Secret Daughter.

    MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

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