ClubInk Movie Of The Month
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
“Two men meet, have a conversation. A clock is ticking. A man’s life hangs in the balance. You don’t know what will happen – who will live and who will die. The pace and the rhythm of the film are full of suspense, but I am full of an appetite for life and beauty and fun and family and fashion. In my films, you get taken on that ride too. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an exercise in personal healing and reconnection. There are elements of my own family and me that have been impacted by the events of the past decade. The film is an attempt, among other things, to knit the pieces back together.” Director, Mira Nair
From award-winning director, Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair), and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, comes the explosive new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. In 2010, as student demonstrations rage in Lahore, a young Pakistani professor, Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed), is interviewed by American journalist, Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber). Princeton-educated Changez tells Lincoln of his past as a brilliant business analyst on Wall Street. He talks of the glittering future that lay before him; his mentor, Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland); and the beautiful and sophisticated Erica (Kate Hudson), with whom he was set to share that future. In the aftermath of 9/11, the alienation and suspicion that he is suddenly met with leads Changez back to his homeland, and the family to whom he is very close. Charisma and intelligence catapult him to become a leader both in the eyes of the Pakistani students that adore him, and the American government that suspects him. Leading us through the culturally rich and beguiling worlds of New York, Lahore and Istanbul, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an exploration of bias, and the phenomenon of globalisation that is both brilliant and unsettling.
Thanks to Rialto, each ClubInk member receives a double pass to a screening of this powerful new drama.
M, May 23