Lok Virsa to screen ‘Oliver Twist’ on December 16

National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) Mandwa Film Club is organizing the screening of famous classic film “Oliver Twist”. It will be screened on December 16 at the media center.

Film screening will be attended by Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia and the film fans residing in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Oliver Twist is originally a classic book written by Charles Dickens in 1839. The movie was made of the book in 2005, directed by Roman Polanski starring Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Michael Heath, and Jeremy Swift. The screenplay of Oliver Twist was written by Ronald Harwood.
Oliver Twist is a classic novel, depicting the atrocities in Dicken’s era beautifully. The concepts of child labor, recruiting children to become criminals and issues faced by an orphan kid are explained in the novel.

The journey of young Oliver starts from an orphanage to the streets of London. He was mistreated by his owners and so he had no option but to escape. Starving alone on the streets he encounters a gang of thieves and he is also mistakenly captured as a thief. He was rescued then by the rich victim Brownlow and the story develops.

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The film was launched to specific cinema houses but it earned good remarks from critics as they called it as a “visually exact and detailed without being too picturesque”.

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