Director: Deepa MehtaWriter(s): Deepa Mehta
Star(s): Sarala Kariyawasam, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas
Mehta’s Water is the conclusion to her intensely emotional and beautiful Elements trilogy. Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Sarala), a child bride. When her husband dies suddenly, Chuyia is forced to live in an ashram for Hindu widows, essentially cut off from society. Fortunately, she f inds friends in the beautiful Kilyani (Ray) and in the forward-thinking Narayan (Abraham). With their help, Chuyia attempts to escape the conf ines of her existence.
Water was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
“Deepa is an amazing director and I’ll watch her other movies.” — Grade 12 student, West Hill CI, Toronto
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Mehta gained acclaim for her trilogy, Fire, Earth and the Oscar- nominated Water. Other credits include Bollywood/Hollywood and her latest, Anatomy of Violence. Midnight’s Children was nominated for eight Canadian Screen Awards. She is currently working on Secret Daughter.
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Screening Language Options:
- Other Language with English Subtitles