PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Bharat Nalluri, director of the film The Man Who Invented Christmas.
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Bharat Nalluri’s eyes still glimmer when he talks about the making of his film about Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. And he has all the reasons in the world to glow as the film is a feast for the eyes and the heart, funny, moving and enormously entertaining. Definitely a new Christmas classic for the years to come.
The Man Who Invented Christmas: After a string of successful novels, Charles Dickens has had three flops in a row. With the needs of his burgeoning family and his own extravagance rapidly emptying his pockets, Dickens grows desperate for another bestseller. Tormented by writer’s block and at odds with his publishers, he grasps at an idea for a surefire hit, a Christmas story he hopes will capture the imagination of his fans and solve his financial problems. But with only six weeks to write and publish the book before the holiday, he will have to work feverishly to meet his deadline.