Samuel Goldwyn Films released the official trailer for Last Film Show (Chhelo Show), the Gujarati language coming-of-age film selected as India’s Official Submission for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
The film stars Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval, Alpesh Tank, Paresh Mehta, Vikas Bata, Rahul Koli, Vijay Mer, Kishan Parmar, and Shoban Makwa.
Written and directed by Pan Nalin, Last Film Show premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and will open in theaters on December 2nd, 2022.
In the film, Samay, a 9-year-old boy living with his family in a remote village in India discovers films for the first time and is absolutely mesmerized. Against his father’s wishes, he returns to the cinema day after day to watch more films, and even befriends the projectionist, who, in exchange for his lunch box, lets him watch movies for free. He quickly figures out that stories become light, light becomes films, and films become dreams. Samay and his wild gang of friends move heaven and earth to catch and project light to achieve a 35mm film projection. But little do they know that soon they’ll be forced to make heartbreaking choices as an era is approaching to annihilate everything they love about their 35mm dreams…
Watch the official trailer for Last Film Show.