Hotel Salvation


Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30pm
Friday, Nov. 10 at 12:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. Informing son Rajiv of the news, Daya makes it clear that he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi, ending the cycle of rebirth by attaining salvation. Being the dutiful son he is, Rajiv is left with no choice but to drop everything and make the journey with his stubborn father. Daya and Rajiv check into Mukti Bhawan — the Hotel Salvation — a guesthouse devoted to people who’ve come to die in Varanasi. But as the days go by, Rajiv struggles to juggle his responsibilities back home, and Daya — far from expiring — starts to positively bloom in the hotel. Intent on giving Daya a shot at salvation, Rajiv finds himself torn between helping his father along the pathway to death and doing what’s required to keep his own life together. The Times of London hails “Hotel Salvation” as “a dextrous Indian drama set in a hostel for the dying on the banks of the Ganges, replete with wry humour, cheeky visual gags and an obsession with the paradox of celebrating life on the edge of death.”

102 min.

Directed by

Shubhashish Bhutiani

Film Category

Asian Focus International Spotlight