PVR Pictures' 2021 film slate includes Anthony Hopkins' The Father, The Mauritanian, Minari

PVR Pictures 2021 release slate also include already-in-theatre titles such as The Secret Garden, Our Friend, Misbehavior and The War With Grandpa among others.

FP Staff February 18, 2021 13:02:22 IST
PVR Pictures' 2021 film slate includes Anthony Hopkins' The Father, The Mauritanian, Minari

Steven Yeun in a still from Minari | Twitter

A day after Yash Raj Films' announced the release dates of their upcoming films, PVR Cinemas has shared their 2021 film slate in theatres through its pan-India distribution network.

PVR Pictures 2021 release slate includes already-in-theatre titles such as The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Secret Garden, Our Friend, Misbehavior, The War With Grandpa.

Apart from the acclaimed international films, the company's 2021 slate also includes much-awaited Bollywood movies, including Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi and Kabir Khan's cricket drama 83, starring Ranveer Singh.

In a statement, PVR Pictures, the film entertainment arm of PVR Limited, said the slate has been created as a "strategic response" to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"After an unprecedented year for the global entertainment industry, it is reassuring to have cinemas reopen across the country and in most parts of the world," Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint MD at PVR Ltd, said.

The slate also includes this year's top award contenders such as The Father, Minari and The Mauritanian.

The Father 

The Father is based on French playwright Zeller’s play of the same title, which debuted at the Théâtre Hébertot, Paris, in 2012. Written by Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play a father-daughter duo who battle the universal prophecy of memory loss that comes with age. The tense trailer follows the ageing, patriarch (Hopkins), whose tragic decline into the grips of dementia sends his daughter, Anne (Colman), into emotional chaos prior to her move to Paris.

The film is nominated for four Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture & two SAG Awards nominations.

The Mauritanian

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, The Mauritanian is the story of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 14 years behind bars and is based on Slahi’s best-selling memoir he wrote in prison, Guantanamo Diary.

Minari 

Minari, starring  Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-Jung, and Will Patton, revolves around a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in rural America during the 1980s.

Billed as a semi-autobiographical drama take on director Lee Isaac Chung's own upbringing, the film borrows its title from a plant very common in Korean culture.

The film is contending in Best Picture category for Golden Globes and is nominated for three SAG Awards.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Filmmaker Armando Iannucci's comedy-drama The Personal History of David Copperfield features Dev Patel in the titular role and is based on the 1850 literary classic David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

It revolves around Dickens' iconic hero, setting sail on a path that sees him transitioning from a penniless orphan to a flourishing Victorian writer, his colourful experiences eventually translating onto his works.

The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

Other Hollywood films to be released by PVR Pictures this year include Mila Kunis-starrer Breaking News in Yuba County, Benedict Cumberbatch's historical drama The Courier, Judi Dench-led war-drama Six Minutes to Midnight, fantasy-thriller Voyagers, Dev Patel-starrer Green Knight and Minamata, featuring Johnny Depp.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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