It’s India, 1947, and British rule is coming to a close on the Indian subcontinent. Overseeing this massive undertaking is the universally respected Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville), who will take his place in the opulent Viceroy’s House alongside his enlightened wife, Lady Edwina (Gillian Anderson), and their daughter Lady Pamela. As Mountbatten struggles to maintain the peace with the specter of partition looming over the region—and as romance begins to bloom between two members of the Viceroy’s staff—long-simmering conflicts between the country’s Hindus and Muslims begin to replace their former shared animus for their British colonizers. Viceroy’s House is a stirring and heart-warming portrait of a world-changing historical moment, brought to the screen with sumptuous period detail by Gurinder Chadha, director of Bend it Like Beckham.
Director Gurinder Chadha | 2017 | In English | 107 minutes | NR | DCP