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The Guru

35mm Studio Vault Print

  • Headshot of James Ivory
    In Person
featuring

Uptal Butt, Madhur Jaffrey, Rita Tushingham, Michael York,

James Ivory called The Guru “the most unseen and most mysterious of our movies . . . Merchant Ivory’s version of a sixties trip.” The film is centered around a sitar virtuoso (Uptal Butt) whose life is disrupted when he accepts an English pop star (Michael York) as a pupil and is simultaneously sought out by an exuberant young Englishwoman (Rita Tushingham) who decides to devote herself to him and his music. A gentle spoof on the Western fascination with the music and culture of India and the foibles of the flocks of seekers that descended on the country in the 1960s.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • James Ivory
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Cinematographer
  • Subrata Mitra
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 112 mins
Source
  • 20th Century Fox/Criterion