The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “suspense week” with the Northern Arizona premieres of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” and “Disconnect” showing June 11-14 at the Mary D. Phil Hoad: Film has moved on from the non-linear jigsaws once used to depict our globalised state. ELLE reviews The Reluctant Fundamentalist, a thought-provoking thriller starring ELLE's May cover girl Kate Hudson. The interviewee may or may not be a terrorist and the interviewer may or may not be a CIA agent. In the wake of the Boston bombings Mira Nair's topical political drama arrives in cinemas featuring a standout performance from Riz Ahmed, a British actor in the central role. With Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland. I'm always intrigued by films exploring religious fundamentalism (see last week's column). An emotionally vibrant story of the scourge of terrorism, the nightmare of fundamentalism, the dangers of zealots of all types, and terrible results of xenophobia. I've been looking forward to seeing this film for quite a while. THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST (M) (130min) Directed by Mira Nair.