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Il cinema indiano: non solo Hollywood - Il feudalesimo asiatico - L'altro Medioevo: archetipi e atmosfere

Won Silver Lotus: Best Kannada Film - Filmfare Awards: Best Actress - Karnataka State Awards: Best Actress; Best Art Director: Shashidar Adapa

Kanooru Heggadithi

1999, regia di Girish Karnad


Scheda: Nazione: India - Produzione: H.G. Narayan - Soggetto: ispirato ad un'opera del poeta Kuvempu - SceneggiaturaGirish Karnad - FotografiaS. Ramachandra - MusicheB. V. Karanth - Formato: Color, linguaggio Kannada - Durata: 126'.

Cast: Girish Karnad, Srinivasa Prabhu, Tara, Mallika Prasad.




Trama e commenti: TreccaniCinema: «...Altro film importante di questo eccellente regista č Kanooru Heggadithi (La Signora della Casa di Kanuru, 1999), la saga di una grande famiglia feudale al declino...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: - - - - - «Kanooru Heggadithi is significant because it marks Girish Karnad's return to film direction after over a decade. Shashi Kapoor's Utsav in Hindi, was the last film for which he wielded the megaphone. Kuvempu's novel has been held in high reverence by literary circles for the past five decades for its highly evocative and authentic recreation of the feudalism of the pre-independence days, when man was supreme and the woman was invariably held in abject subjugation. Subbamma, the mistress of the house is a born rebel and spurs even an unfriendly cluster of women folk around her in the sprawling habitat into periodic acts of defiance. And, when Chandre Gowda dies a miserable death, groaning under the weight of his own tyranny and subsequent repentance as it were, handing over the mantle to her, she revolts by her own brand of promiscuity, as if to avenge all the wrongs done by man to woman. She destroys herself in the end, of course, but not without putting up a brave fight against machismo. The film ends with Hooviah, a liberal intellectual of those barbaric and feudal days, steeped in his study of the great thinkers of the day in an ambience hardly conducive to such cerebral quests, inheriting the mantle after all the practitioners and beneficiaries of feudalism have had their desserts. This is where the social relevance of Kanooru Heggadithi lies, even in the present day, when society is breathing easy, helping itself to the layers of fresh thoughts and attitudes».

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Conosciuto anche con il titolo: Mistress of the House of Kanooru.




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