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Exclusive: Poster One-Sheet for Vikram Gandhi’s Kumaré

We’ve got your exclusive first look at the poster one-sheet for Vikram Gandhi’s Kumaré – the 2011 Audience Award winner at SXSW and popular item at last year’s Hot Docs Film Fest will open next month (06.20) at the IFC Center with the usual nationwide roll-out in the weeks to follow. Visit the facebook page (trailer will be coming out shortly) and here’s the official synopsis via the Kino Lorber folks:

Kumaré is a wise guru from the East who indoctrinated a group of followers in the West.  Kumaré, however, is not real – he is the alter ego of American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi who impersonated a spiritual leader for the sake of a social experiment designed to challenge one of the most widely accepted taboos: that only a tiny “1%” can connect the rest of the world to a higher power. Concealing his true identity from everyone he meets, Kumaré forges profound and spiritual connections with people from all walks of life.  At the same time, in the absurdity of living as an entirely different person, Vikram, the filmmaker, is forced to confront difficult questions about his own identity. At the height of his popularity, Kumaré unveils his true identity to a core group of disciples who are knee-deep in personal transformation. Will they accept his final teaching? Can this illusion reveal a greater spiritual truth? KUMARÉ, at once playful and profound, is an insightful look at faith and belief.

Vikram Gandhi Kumaré Poster

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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