Film presents new take on classic Hardy novel
A young woman in the poverty stricken village of Rajasthan, India, must seek work after her father loses his livelihood in a traffic accident.
She meets the son of a wealthy British-Indian property developer who offers her a job at a resort. The son, Jay, is infatuated with Trishna and the two become engulfed in a complicated relationship.
The two are the main characters in the film Trishna, which is being shown as part of TheatreOne’s Fringe Flick series. The story is based on an interpretation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Ubervilles.
Trishna shows Sunday (Nov. 18) 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and Monday (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. at the Avalon Cinema. Tickets are $12 or an eight film pass is $81.80. For more info please go to www.theatreone.org.