Asif Kapadia Q & A
Monday 24th September
SOAS, Kings Cross, London
£free


Asif Kapadia first achieved acclaim when his graduation short film The Sheep Thief won the Jury prize at Cannes. Asif attracted further recognition and established himself as one of the UK’s most promising filmmakers when his first feature film The warrior was released in 2001. This visually striking film set in India follows the story of a mercenary who renounces his trade and decides to return home, pursued by his former warlord's assassins.

Since then, Asif has directed The Return in Hollywood and has just finished his latest film Far North, which is reportedly more akin to the style of The Warrior and has already attracted very positive press at the Venice Film Festival. According to Reuters, ‘What begins as a tale of survival ends in a climax so shocking and unexpected that the film shouldn't be mistaken for a nice outing in the snow.’ The film is set, and was shot, in the Arctic Circle.

This free Q&A and screening is an unmissable opportunity to see The Warrior and talk to a filmmaker forging his career and finding his voice, not to mention filming in a variety of environments, who is addressing his Anglo-Indian background and treading the line between artistic and commercial cinema, and who has worked in the UK, India and Hollywood.