Cameron’s clients Steven Jones-Evans and Anna Borghesi praised for their masterful work on Hotel Mumbai
Hotel Mumbai, has received critical acclaim and steady word of mouth following its debut at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film opened in Australia last week, with many critics noting the brilliant design and authenticity of the film, thanks in large part to production designer Steven Jones-Evans and costume designer Anna Borghesi.
The Hollywood Reporter said, “Craft contributions, including uncanny set design by Steven Jones-Evans (The Railway Man) and kinetic cinematography by Nick Remy Matthews (also making his feature debut), enhance the idea that these are real events — or at least as close to reality as a movie can be.”
Peter Debruge from Variety similarly praised the design, “As the movie goes on, the many narrative strands seem to converge, taking excellent advantage of the spaces Maras’ production design team so meticulously dressed to suggest the Taj hotel.”
The film, which stars Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Tilda Cobham-Hervey, tells of the harrowing real-life terrorist attacks that hit Mumbai in 2008. It follows a group of tourists and hotel guests at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel who band together to fight back after the hotel is stormed by terrorists.
The film is in Australian cinemas now.