Dorchester Film Society
Showing The Best Of World Cinema Since 1958

Water

Sep 25, 2008 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Deepa Mehta
  • Year: 2005
  • Country: Canada/USA
  • Run Time: 117 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 77
  • B: 51
  • C: 12
  • D: 1
  • E: 1
  • Overall: 86
Water

This splendid film, set in 1938, describes the plight of a group of widows, including eight year old Chuyia, who are condemned by Hindu tradition to live their lives in poverty in a temple. It was defiantly filmed in Sri Lanka after bomb scares, rioting and death threats from protesting Hindus made working in India impossible.