What Is It?

The British Council is running a movie marathon – going all the way up to January – for free at their library premises in Lower Parel.

Who Is It For?

For the movie buffs. The #20films20weeks festival started off in September will carry on till January – with a different theme for every month.

For the month of October, the chosen theme is ‘women’, to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. So far, they’ve announced the first screening – Suffragette, a movie based on the woman’s suffrage movement in the UK – which kick-started the feminist movement. The remaining films will be revealed once you register.

Why Should I Go?

For the diversity of the themes. The marathon kicked off with the theme ‘Road Dahl and Youth’ in the memory of this Cardiff-born author and to celebrate his centenary. The month of November will be focusing on UK music artists with ‘David Bowie – Five Years’ as the film of the month. December will, unsurprisingly, celebrate the Christmas festivity and January will feature films directed by Ken Loach, an English film and television director.

Anything Else?

Register by emailing ravina.dsouza@britishcouncil.org to attend the screenings, or call 0120-6684353. We think you should get some down-time with yourself and watch these cool British films for free at the British Council.

Find the Mumbai schedule here.

Featured photo source: Suffragette