Soundtracks from movies all over the world. Slumdog Millionaire (UK 2008)
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a 2008 movie by director Danny Boyle. The main character of the movie is the Indian Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. He is a contestant in the tv show ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’ and is only one question away from the grand prize. But minutes before the show he’s arrested by the police under suspicion of cheating. Because how is it possible that a slumdog knows the answers to so many questions? Director Danny Boyle is famous for movies like Trainspotting and The Beach. For Slumdog Millionaire, he won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best director. The score of the film is composed by Indian composer Alla Rakkha Rahman. With the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman won the Golden Globe for best soundtrack. He also carried off three Academy Awards, including the one for best song and best soundtrack. Rahman, born on 6 January 1966, is the first Indian ever to win a Golden Globe. SCHEDULE
Next month from 8 to 15 April, the third edition of the filmfestival Cinéma Arabe will take place in Amsterdam; this year Rialto is the main location. Since 2004, the festival presents not previously shown work by young movie makers with an Arabian background from all over the world. In this way, Cinéma Arabe, a production of Sphinx Art Productions, gives a broad and as complete as possible image of the contemporary Arabian movie culture.
Theme programmes: Identities and Sixty Years of Israelian/Palestinian Conflict.