Sunday - 5th January, 2014
A Hidden Heritage - Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930-1951)
SACF is working on a film heritage project titled: A Hidden Heritage: Indo-British Collaboration in Cinema in UK (1930 –1951). Among the findings of the project are two actors of Indian origin who rose to international stardom – Merle Oberon and Sabu – on whom we are focusing through the events given below.
MERLE OBERON (1911-1979)
Migrated from Calcutta in India to London in 1928, established herself as a mainstream actress in English films made in UK and Hollywood and starred opposite stalwarts such as: Laurence Olivier, Douglas Fairbanks, Fredric March, Marlon Brando and others.
- FREE Exhibition on Merle Oberon in BFI’s Blue Room (4.00 – 6.00 pm)
- Screening of Wuthering Heights starring Merle Oberon at 6.20 pm in NFT2