UPDATE: We are sorry to announce that Roland Joffé will not be attending the screening due to work committments,
Jumping back-and-forth across centuries, Josh Hartnett plays both Jay, in a coma after attempting the recovery of an ancient ring from an 18th century shipwreck in Boston 2020, and James, a British officer in the Anglo-Maratha war in Pune 1778. With female Maratha warrior, Tulaja (Basu) he encounters murder, revenge and love as the ring’s transcendent power is revealed.
Joffé’s film came from an interest in quantum physics where the rules of classical Newtonian physics don’t apply. In fact, things happen that according to classical physics, shouldn’t be happening at all.
The Lovers is a gorgeous film, whether in its Indian setting, the ocean or futuristic America.