Mississippi Masala (1991) 4K Restoration

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Director: Mira Nair Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1991

Starring: Charles S. Dutton, Denzel Washington, Roshan Seth, Sarita Choudhury, Sharmila Tagore

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English


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About the film:

The vibrant cultures of India, Uganda, and the American South come together in Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, a luminous look at the complexities of love in the modern melting pot.

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda twenty-something Mina finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi. It’s there that a passionate romance with the charming Black carpet cleaner Demetrius challenges the prejudices of their conservative families and exposes the rifts between the region’s Indian and African American communities.

“Nair has made a truthful film about race which avoids hatred.”

—Nick Hasted for Empire Magazine

About the filmmaker:

Mira Nair is an Indian-born American filmmaker based in New York City. Her films specialize in films for international audiences on Indian society in the economic, social and cultural spheres. Among her best known films are Mississippi Masala (1991), Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996), The Namesake (2006), the Golden Lion–winning Monsoon Wedding (2001), and Salaam Bombay! (1988), which received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.

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