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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Adapted from a novel by the French writer Romain Puértolas and directed by a Canadian, Ken Scott, this French-Indian-Belgian coproduction is a bustling stylistic mix. Ajatashatru Lavash Patel (Dhanush) has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. When he sets out on a journey to find his estranged father in Paris, he gets dragged on a never-ending adventure across Europe.

 

Critical Notes

"The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, a picaresque chronicle of a poor Indian magician, dispenses whimsy in epic proportions." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

 

 

Film Information

Director: Ken Scott
Cast:: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty 
Year: 2018
Runtime: 92 minutes 
Country: France
Language: English
Distributor: AZ Films
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

 

Screenings

DateCircuit CentreLocation
May 13, 2020Cinefest Niagara
Seaway Mall Cinemas
Welland, ON

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.