After the beautiful Sunita nurses Ranjit back to health following dramatic events during a royal tiger hunt, his wicked rival Sohat persuades him to risk his kingdom and his love in a fateful game of dice.
A Throw of Dice (Prapancha Pash) is the third film in a pioneering trilogy of silent films made through a unique partnership between German director Franz Osten and Indian actor-producer Himansu Rai, whose films combined documentary techniques with narratives derived from Indian myths and legends.
Shot on location in Rajasthan, the film features over 10,000 extras and an impressive array of horses, elephants and tigers. Its star actors all had major careers in Indian cinema and remain legendary and much-loved figures.
The film is presented with a new full orchestral score by award-winning musician, producer and composer Nitin Sawhney, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
The screening takes in place in the buildings on Platform 3 at Edge Hill Station. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
Tickets are £3, (free for residents of L7/L8/L15, and no-one turned away due to lack of funds). Seats are very limited: please book through both paid and free tickets through Eventbrite