The author of Midnight’s Children discusses his relationship with cinema and the process of writing his first screenplay.
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Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children was published in 1981 to huge critical acclaim. It won The Booker Prize on publication and was also awarded the title ‘the Booker of Bookers’ on the occasion of the award’s 40th anniversary. Rushdie has now made the move from celebrated author to screenwriter, adapting his novel for the screen, and we are delighted to be playing the film, directed by Deepa Mehta, in this year’s Festival. In what promises to be a fascinating Screen Talk, Rushdie will discuss his relationship with cinema, the process of writing his first screenplay and the creative challenges he faced in adapting this much-loved novel.
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