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Just Like That

Directed by Kislay, 2019 India 120 minutes
15+
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A newly widowed 74-year-old Hindu woman rebels against expectations in this award-winning, wryly humorous drama chronicling a changing India. In competition, Busan.

When Mrs Sharma’s husband dies, she is expected to live a diminished existence in which her son calls the shots, and she must make financial sacrifices to support him and his family. But Mrs Sharma has other plans. For the first time in her life she does the things she wants to: getting beauty treatments, eating ice cream, going to the cinema and taking embroidery lessons from a friendly Muslim tailor. These innocent moments of independence are increasingly seen as the rebellious acts of a selfish woman by Mrs Sharma’s son and her conservative community. She must fight for her small freedoms. In his striking debut feature, Kislay uses humour and pathos to create an incisive portrait of a fascinating, brave character.

Program Strand
Features,
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Language
In Hindi with English subtitles
Director
Kislay,
Producer
Shwetaabh Singh,
Cast
Mohini Sharma, Harish Khanna, Sadhna Singh,
Screenwriter
Kislay,
Cinematographer
Saumyananda Sahi,
Editor
Tanushree Das,
Genre
Indian subcontinent, Seniors, Religion & Belief, Politics & Economics, Human Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Focus on Women, Festival Award Winners, Asia,
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Pascale Ramonda,