The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.
A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.
“Freedom and bondage I find interesting. Or purity—and a contrast to that purity.”
“It’s a different kind of terror when you’re constantly being arrested. Your mind starts exercising self-censorship on its own.”
Bette Gordon discusses all of the ways that East is East succeeds as a great work of cinema: it’s funny, warm, fresh and complex, with a outstanding performances to boot.