The Kashish Film Festival celebrates the “seven shades of love” starting this week. There are 182 films from 53 countries to catch. Here are the top 5 you don’t want to miss
An Act Of Love
Director: Scott Sheppard
The documentary takes on the Church over same sex marriages. The hero in this case is Rev. Frank Schaefer, who had his ministerial credentials revoked in December 2013 after officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. His battle for equal rights within the Church is inspiring and could eventually change the world.
Director: Xavier Miralles
What happens when two ex-lovers reunite in the dead of the night? Well, no one sleeps for sure. Alex had broken up with Marc, his partner for several years, but a cold winter’s night brings them together over their sick dog. It turns out to be a long night where everything that seemed asleep awakens.
I Am Not He, She...
(Nanu Avanalla Avalu)
Director: BS Lingadevaru
This is the story of Madesha, who as he grows up, realises he was always meant to be a woman. And then he meets the transgenders. But as he gets to know them better, he also starts discovering their status in society and few options of occupation — beggar or prostitute. Madesha then transforms into Vidya, who has to now figure out how to lead a dignified life.
Director: Suhas Bhosale
In India, coming out to your parents is the hardest thing. And that’s the feeling this movie captures. A family is caught in a dilemma between social burden and love. The elder son, Sham’s behaviour is feminine. The father, unable to face ridicule, decides to send him away. But Babhrya, the younger son, loves his brother too much to not take a stand for him.
Director: Todd Haynes
It’s got Cate Blanchett! And we would just watch it for that. And you see the girl with the dragon tattoo, Rooney Mara, in a completely new way. It follows two women from strikingly different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s’ New York. It’s a forbidden path they find themselves on, one which reveals more about themselves that they ever knew.
When: May 25 – 29
Where: Liberty Theatre, Alliance Francaise and Max Mueller Bhavan
Entry: Rs 600 (spot registration)