"Shiraz" (Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour Opening Film)

This epic romance is based on the building of the world’s most opulent monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Himansu Rai plays the humble Shiraz, who follows his childhood love when she is sold to the future emperor. Shot entirely in India, this classic film showcases lavish costumes and gorgeous settings. In 2017, the British Film Institute restored the film and added an original score by Anoushka Shankar. Now considered a treasure of its era with both large crowd scenes and tender personal moments that have withstood the test of time.

India/UK/Germany/1928/B&W/105 minutes

DIRECTOR: Franz Osten

CAST: Himansu Rai, Enakshi Rama Rau, Charu Roy, Seeta Devi

Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Communication Arts Building, Mayer Theater
33.969626, -118.417267

Event Type



School of Film and Television




Free, Open to the Public


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