Alankrita Shrivastava, India, 2016, 116 min, in Hindi with English Subtitles, North American Premiere

Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Film de Femmes 2017; Audience Award, Glasgow FF 2017; Audience Award, Granada FF 2017; Best Film, Best Performance, London Asian FF 2017; Audience Award, Minneapolis FF 2017;

In rural India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mold, in search of a little freedom.


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