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Samay, a mischievous nine-year-old boy living in a remote village in Gujarat, is spellbound when he discovers film for the first time. Against his father’s wishes he regularly visits the local cinema and forms a bond with the projectionist who, in exchange for Samay’s lunch box, lets him watch movies for free. As their friendship grows, Samay learns more about the endless possibilities cinema brings and sets off in pursuit of his 35mm dreams, unaware of the adventures that lie in wait.  Pan Nalin’s latest is not only a homage to the cinema of the past, but a joyous reminder of the awe and wonder of a child’s imagination.

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with guests TBC, and it will include BSL interpretation. 

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.