Closet Land

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Radha Bharadwaj is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and author. Her screenplay for Closet Land won the Nicholl screenwriting award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film version of Closet Land, which Bharadwaj also directed, was released by Universal Pictures and selected for several major festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Women in Film Festival and the Stockholm International Film Festival. Originally, from Chennai, India, Bharadwaj also wrote and directed the film Basil, starring Sir Derek Jacobi, Christian Slater and Jared Leto.

Closet Land

The Stage Play

Authored by Radha Bharadwaj

Radha Bharadwaj's powerful, critically acclaimed masterpiece has been performed all over the world. This tense psychological thriller revolves around the arrest and interrogation of an author who is suspected of communicating subversive messages through her children's stories. Her captor mixes subtle psychological cat-and-mouse games with brutal torture that is not for the squeamish. Bharadwaj is able to create moving and riveting drama with only two characters performing on a single set. This stage play is adapted from Bharadwaj's award-winning screenplay for the cult classic film that Bharadwaj also directed. Iconic author Kate Millett called Bharadwaj "a very brilliant filmmaker" and devoted an entire chapter to Closet Land in her book, The Politics of Cruelty. Kathleen Murphy, writing in Film Comment, called Closet Land "a harrowing Alice-in-Wonderland descent into the darkness behind the brain to discover 'the soul's true face.'" Dann Gire wrote in the Daily Herald that "Closet Land uses its provocative premise to delve into a passionate, daring and literate celebration of the human capacity to imagine the most powerful, unconquerable weapon against the force of oppression." "Horror? Silence of the Lambs has nothing on this," wrote Bill Cosford in the Miami Herald.

Publication Date:
1479347442 / 9781479347445
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Drama / General

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