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MFA Cinema India: The Servant's Shirt
The Servantís Shirt by Mani Kaul (Naukar Ki Kameez, The Netherlands/India 1999, 105 min.). Both chatty and absurd, The Servantís Shirt follows Santu, a lower-middle-class junior clerk in a provincial government office, as he struggles to keep from slipping down the social ladder. Santu and his wife attempt to maintain their sanity and social standing while dealing with a host of small-town characters, including his alcoholic supervisor, a senile peon, their phlegmatic landlord and doctor, the doctorís wife who always wants help with her domestic chores, and Santuís administrative chief who needs a new servant. Deadpan verbal sparring is at the heart of this witty and compelling narrative film by one of Indiaís leading experimental filmmakers. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Date: 10/23/2003
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Time: 8:00PM

Cost: Tickets: MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
$1 Discount Coupon

Web: http://www.mfa.org/film/

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