The month of August in India rings the bells of Independence. While we celebrate Independence Month, Lamakaan brings you movies made by Richard Attenborough, the maker of the 'Gandhi' film, a synonymous name with India's Independence.
About Richard Attenborough: Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and life president of the Premier League club Chelsea. During World War II, he joined the Royal Air Force and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.
Film Title: SHADOWLANDS | 1993 | 133 minutes | English Language subtitled in English
About the film: Shadowlands is a 1993 British biographical drama about the relationship between academic C. S. Lewis (played by Anthony Hopkins) and Jewish American poet Joy Davidman (played by Debra Winger), her death from cancer, and how this challenged his Christianity. It was directed by Richard Attenborough with a screenplay by William Nicholson based on his 1985 television film and 1989 stage play of the same name. The 1985 script began life as I Call It Joy, written by Brian Sibley and Norman Stone for Thames Television. Sibley later wrote the book, Shadowlands: The True Story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. The film won the 1993 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film. The film marked the last film appearance of English actor Michael Denison.
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