Winterbottom's Trishna trailer
I could have seen Trishna earlier this week at a screening at the Glasgow Film Festival but unfortunately I just couldn't take the day off work, I had already sloped off for a morning screening of The Raid, however I'm not regretting it after seeing the trailer that has arrived online for the film.
Trishna is an adaptation of Tom Hardy's classic Tess of the D'Urbervilles but transplanted to India. It features Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed in the leading roles and a beautiful and colourful backdrop of Indian culture, scenery and architecture in the powerful looking trailer.
Of course it also features the creative force of Michael Winterbottom behind the camera and the film which is a huge reason to see a film in itself.
Trishna takes the Tom Hardy novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles and takes it to India, pulling it into the culture and lives of two people from different parts of Indian society. Here's the official blurb:
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 'Trishna' tells the story of one woman whose life is destroyed by a combination of love and circumstances. Set in contemporary Rajasthan, Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy young British businessman Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed) who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. After an accident destroys her father's Jeep, Trishna goes to work for Jay, and they fall in love. But despite their feelings for each other, they cannot escape the conflicting pressures of a rural society which is changing rapidly through industrialisation, urbanisation and, above all, education. Trishna's tragedy is that she is torn between the traditions of her family life and the dreams and ambitions that her education has given her.
It sounds good, but the trailer is what you really need to see to sell you on the film, and you can see over at The Guardian through The Playlist. Unfortunately The Guardian aren't allowing embedding of this video so you'll have to head there to see it.