Asian Heritage Month Committee of Victoria presents Fire

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Fire (1996)


Director: Deepa Mehta Run Time: 104min Genre(s): Drama, Romance

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Courageous and emotionally powerful, Fire follows Sita (Nandita Das) and Radha (Shabana Azmi), two women living in New Delhi who are disappointed with their arranged marriages. While Sita is trapped in a relationship with her cruel and unfaithful husband, Jatin (Jaaved Jaafei), Radha is married to his brother, Ashok (Kulbhushan Kharbanda), a religious zealot who believes in suppressing desire. Lonely and lacking in love and passion, the two women begin to seek solace and friendship in each other, only to discover a passionate romantic love that must be kept secret.

When it was released in the late 1990s, Fire’s incendiary subject matter led to protests and government interventions in India. Years later, the internationally acclaimed film is as seductive and moving as ever.

The film won seven awards at film festivals around the world, including "Most Popular Canadian Film" at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - 14A
Newfoundland and Labrador - 14A
Nova Scotia - 14A
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - 14A
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: University of Victoria

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2
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