Celebrating the International Women’s Day 2010, the Women and Media Collective presents a four-day film festival with award winning cinematic experiences from different countries and languages.
With two screenings daily at 3 pm and 6 pm films Dor (Hindi) directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Friday (English) directed by Julie Taymor, ‘The Lost City’ (English) directed by Andy Garcia and Ramachand Pakistan (Urdu-Hindi) directed by Mehreen Jabbar will be screened from March 24 to 27 at Namel Malani Punchi Theatre, Borella.
‘Dor’ on March 24 is a story about Zeenat (Gui Panag), an independent, self-assured, married young woman, living in a remote Himachal Pradesh village and about Meera (Ayesha Takia) who abodes in rural Rajashtan and hails from a conventional Rajput household. The story questions us on how far one can go to save her/his love, fighting all odds, perhaps even destiny.
Frida on March 25 chronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) who shares unflinchingly and openly neither with Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), as the young couple took the art nor by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary.
‘The Lost City’ on March 26 is set in Sin Havana, Cuba in the late 1950’s. A wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro’s regime ultimately leads the nightclub owner to flee to New York.
‘Ramchand Pakistani’ on March 27, is derived from a true story concerning the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border during a period (June 2002) of extreme, war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the ‘untouchable’ (Delit) caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action upon the lives of a woman a man and their son.