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Films: October 2012 Archives

Deepa Mehta: Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children poster.jpgSalman Rushdie's popular and controversial novel Midnight's Children is now on the big screen.

The movie is directed by Canadian filmmaker - and Genie-award winner -- Deepa Mehta.

Deepa Mehta is best known for her critically-acclaimed trilogy of films : Water, Earth and Fire.

Midnight's Children is set against the backdrop of the historic events surrounding the partition of India and Pakistan.

The fictional main character Saleem Sinai is born at the exact moment that India becomes an independent nation, between midnight and 1:00am.

Saleem and other children born at the same hour discover they have special powers. And if you want to find out what they do with them, you'll have to check out Midnight's Children!

 The movie will be in theatres on November 2nd.

 Director Deepa Metha joins Sonali Karnick on the phone from Toronto.

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Life of Pi: Yann Martel on the red carpet

Life of Pi movie poster.jpgThe story of a tiger, a boat and boy named Pi was an award-winning novel.

Now Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a movie in 3-D.

Academy-award winner Ang Lee directs what some thought to be an impossible story to bring to the screen.

The movie gets its Canadian debut at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal this afternoon at 3pm at the Scotiabank Theatre. (It opens in cinemas in November.)

Yann Martel, who actually wrote the original book in Montreal, joins Sonali Karnick on the phone from his home in Saskatoon.

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