Closing Night Film and Party: The culmination of Cinequest 23 continues our tradition of creating unforgettable events, and we proudly present our most spectacular so far with Midnight’s Children, the momentous collaboration between director Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie.
An epic overflowing with romance, fantasy, humor, and magic, the thrilling tale begins as two children, Saleem and Shiva, are born at midnight on August 15, 1947 – the same time that India claimed its independence from Great Britain. Unbeknownst to either child, they will each grow up living a life meant for the other, after a nurse impulsively switches the babies in the hospital. But their destinies are strangely intertwined and connected through the mysterious telepathic link they share not only with each other, but also with the other children born during the same hour in India.
Featuring impressive set design and state-of-the-art technology to re-create the richness of India’s past, Midnight’s Children is an epic milestone of storytelling, and the close collaboration between Mehta and Rushdie reveals their tremendous love of India.