VALLEY OF FLOWERS
SUNDAY, 19TH OCTOBER, 10.00 A.M.
TUESDAY, 21ST OCTOBER, 8.30 P.M.
RUNNING TIME 155 MINUTES
India / France / Japan / Germany
Romance / Adventure
Hindi / Japanese
Milind Soman / Mylène Jampanoï / Naseeruddin Shah
Valley of Flowers is a great Asian love story and the second film from Indian director Pan Nalin, whose début Samsara (2002) won widespread acclaim.
Valley of Flowers is an unforgettable tale about passion, death and reincarnation. It is a mesmerizing Himalayan epic that spans two centuries, from the Silk Route of the early 19th Century to the bustling metropolis of modern-day Tokyo.
When Jalan (Milind Soman), an outlaw leader, allows the beautiful Ushna (Mylène Jampanoï) to join his band, their fortunes temporarily improve; but soon, admiration flowers into obsession, blindness and supernatural peril, as the lovers delve too far in pursuit of their desire.
As their success increases and is seemingly unstoppable, so the love between Jalan and Ushna mounts in intensity, until they seem to have entered a world of their own.
WINNER: Jury Award Best Feature – 2007 Los Angeles Indian Film Festival
Shown at the Canberra International Film Festival