Film screening: The Trial by Orson Welles on February 3

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Madras Film Screening Club presents Orson Welles’ The Trial, an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel, his most political as well as his most visually extravagant work.

Kafka’s symbolic novel of bureaucracy, law, and guilt captured something universal about the human condition. Welles literally explodes that to create a parable of the twentieth century, one that both embraces and destroys the Cult of the Individual.

The Trial is above all a visual achievement, an exuberant use of camera placement and movement and inventive lighting. It was Welles’s cinematic response to McCarthyism, to the persecutions of prosecution gone wild.

Date and venue: February 3, 4:30 PM – 8 PM, Panuval BookStore, 112, First Floor, Thiruvalluvar Salai,Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.

Entry free, no registrations required.

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