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Hotel Salvation

Oct 25, 2018 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange.

  • Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
  • Year: 2016
  • Country: India
  • Run Time: 102 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 20
  • B: 44
  • C: 29
  • D: 11
  • E: 1
  • Overall: 67
Hotel Salvation

Perched on the banks of the holy river Ganges, the Hotel Salvation has a unique selling point: it’s where Hindu believers come to spend their final days. Not exactly ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ then, yet somehow this Indian arthouse drama finds a universal emotional resonance in its particular theological context. Here’s a story where faith and family become intertwined, as a slightly frayed 77-year-old suddenly senses his time is up and prevails on his hard-working son to drive him to Varanasi so he can peacefully pass on. (Time Out)