While visiting his hometown in southern India, Kartik comes out to his loving mother, throwing her for a loop. Surrounded by a punitive patriarch and medieval societal norms, the duo of mother and son enters a series of nightmares, mirroring the nation’s resolve to keep its LGBTQ children in the closet. In his most nuanced and realized work yet, Sridhar Rangayan, long a champion of queer stories in India, gives us the queer film we’ve been wanting to watch with our mothers.
Filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan in Attendance for Q&A
SUN | July 15 | DGA 2 | 7:00 PM
Director: Sridhar Rangayan
India | 102 minutes | 2018
Hindi with English subtitles
Sridhar Rangayan is a Mumbai-based filmmaker whose films have been at the forefront of the Indian LGBTQ cinema movement. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Purple Skies and Breaking Free present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor. He has consistently strived to give a voice to social issues in India through his films, writings and public speaking for over two decades. He is also the founder and festival director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, held in Mumbai, India every year for past 9 years.