Films By Deepa Mehta

The second part of a trilogy (preceded by MIFF 1997 smash, Fire) whose theme is the elements, Deepa Mehta's Earth examines the subject of India's partition as a means to deal with land literally and figuratively. Based on an autobiography, the film mixes romance and social drama, often emotionally wrenching, with a potent finale. ... The underlying political and historical context aside, Earth has... Read more
Courageous and unflinching, Deepa Mehta's engrossing study of a lesbian affair inter­weaves sexual repression, pressure-cooker desire, crumbling patriarchy and cultural transfor­mation in contemporary India. The tugging away of traditional structures reflects social changes and the tension of modernism occurring across the sub-continent. ... Radha, the driving force behind husband Ashok's New Delh... Read more
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