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.
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 3Y9
Venue: Colossus Langley Cinemas
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Details: In celebration of National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19, TIFF’s national screening outreach programme, Film Circuit, will present 150 free screenings of selected Canada on Screen titles across the country at various Film Circuit locations. Learn more about these and other free programming celebrating Canada 150 at tiff.net/canadaonscreen. For ticketing information please contact local Film Circuit organizers. For more details please click here: http://www.tiff.net/filmcircuit/canadaonscreen
Event Primary Language: English
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