Director: Deepa Mehta Run Time: 114min Genre(s): Drama
Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Kariyawasam), a child bride. When her husband dies suddenly, Chuyia is forced to live in an ashram for Hindu widows, essentially cut off from society.
Fortunately, she finds friends in the beautiful Kilyani (Ray) and in the forward-thinking Narayan (Abraham). With their help, Chuyia attempts to escape the confines of her existence. Boasting lush visuals, Water could easily be a bleak story of deprivation and loss, but in Mehta’s gentle hands, it becomes one charged with hope and optimism.
Water was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Venue: Louisbourg Playhouse
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Louisbourg Playhouse, in partnership with the Louisbourg Library
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.
Louisbourg Playhouse, 11 Aberdeen Street, Louisbourg, NS, B1C 1A2