In the Name of the Father Directed by Jim Sheridan Starring: Emma Thompson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite When Daniel Day-Lewis
In 1982 Gandhi was released to critical acclaim. That success would translate into eight Academy Awards as well as another 26 awards and multiple other nominations. Richard Attenborough took home Best Picture and Best Director for this film. Ben Kingsley won Best Actor for his portrayal of this historical figure.
This is an amazing film in many aspects. The visual beauty is stunning as the film seems to have found some segment of this country still untouched. Dante Spinotti captures the time period incredibly well as he did in L.A. Confidential and Public Enemy.