The cast and crew of the acclaimed hit comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel arrived at New York City’s biggest movie theater, the Ziegfeld, for the U.S. Premiere on Monday evening, April 23rd. Dame Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Tena Desae, Oscar-nominated director John Madden and others walked the carpet and treated over one thousand guests in the heart of Manhattan to a screening of the film which was greeted with overwhelming applause. Following its successful run in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel releases in the US and Canada on May 4.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.
Directed by: John Madden
Screenplay by: Ol Parker
Based on the Novel ‘These Foolish Things’ By: Deborah Moggach
Produced by: Graham Broadbent and Peter Czernin
Cast: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup with Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith