28th SGIFF: Masterclass | Shekhar Kapur


“Every story being told is an idea for rebellion,” says award-winning director Shekhar Kapur. This is no less true with his body of work, especially from two of his most famous and critically acclaimed works, 1994’s Bandit Queen and 1998’s Elizabeth, both of which courted controversy over his reimagination of famous lives in history. A visionary filmmaker and storyteller, Kapur believes that the fundamental idea to his work lies in changing ideas and perceptions. Find out more about his rebellious streak, the differences he sees between storytelling in Asia and Europe, and what he wants to say with his future projects during the masterclass.

Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, producer and storyteller. He gained global recognition with the film Bandit Queen (1994), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie and Best Direction. He also introduced Cate Blanchett to the world in his two historical biopics of Queen Elizabeth, which were nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won five BAFTA Awards, including Best Film. He has recently directed and produced a captivating series exploring the life of the young genius, William Shakespeare, for an American broadcaster.

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Sat Dec 2, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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ArtScience Museum, Expression Gallery, Level 4
Free Seating (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
Venue Address
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 Singapore
Singapore International Film Festival

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