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STRANGE LUCK OF VS NAIPAUL, THE

UK, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Arts and Minds)

Director: Adam Low

STRANGE LUCK OF VS NAIPAUL, THE

“It's impossible not to be astonished by the paradox of V.S. Naipaul: that someone so fiercely clever, who writes so beautifully and humanely, can be so very unlikable.” - Guardian

The life and ego of one of Britain's most gifted and much lauded writers are laid bare in this documentary from director Adam Low. He follows the Nobel Prize winner and his wife Lady Naipaul, and the triumphs, tantrums and questionable behaviour that have won Naipaul his fair share of both accolades and enemies.

“Naipaul's refusal to soften the edges has won him some wealth, a knighthood, the Booker Prize and, in 2001, the Nobel Prize for Literature; but it has also got him a reputation for prickliness and arrogance.” - Independent

D Adam Low P Martin Rosenbaum, Anthony Wall WS Lone Star TD digibeta/2008

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