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Tuesday 3rd October 2017 8:00pm

NTFS Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1LG  

Tickets £8, the NTFS bar will be open to cinema goers

Our film night is back!  After a hiatus in 2016 while the  NFTS completed their building extension work, the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield are kindly making their cinema available to us once again. Our film this year is a moving story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Quentin Falk, local author and film journalist, will introduce the film in his usual informative and authoritive manner.  

Sponsored by the National Film and Television School NFTS

Ths story centres on the extraordinary, little-known story of Srinivasa Ramunujan, a young Indian man at the beginning of the last century whose untrained genius for pure mathematics and a staggering volume of original work produced unaided and outside the academic system stunned the fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge to whom he had been introduced by his mentor, the distinguished mathematician GH Hardy. Ramunujan battled the reactionary conservatism and racism of the British establishment to become accepted: he is played by Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons portrays Hardy; Toby Jones plays Hardy’s kindly colleague John Littlewood; Jeremy Northam contributes a cameo as the twinkly-eyed radical Bertrand Russell.

“This may appear the typical buttoned up British costume drama but, in its own understated way, it is both acutely observed and very moving. Writer-director Matthew Brown deals subtly with Hardy’s romantic obsession with Ramanujan and also conveys his sense of wonder at the sheer beauty and audacity of Ramanujan’s mathematical formulations”- The Independent