A meeting of minds and images, this installation piece sounds fascinating. Indo-Canadian director Srinivas Krishna, who is best known for his exemplary Masala, is paying homage to Indian film pioneer Raj Kapoor, who, alas, is barely known here.
That’s a shame because Mr. Kapoor, in the persona of his Chaplinesque tramp, was a major populist figure in Hindi cinema. Trading on that populist theme, the installation invites viewers not just to watch clips from Mr. Kapoor’s canon but to Photoshop their own faces directly into his film world. He was us, and now we are him. – Rick Groen