Water

Director: Deepa Mehta Year: 2005 Run Time: 114min
Water (2005)

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.

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Director(s):

Deepa Mehta

Writer(s):

Deepa Mehta

Producer(s):

Doug Mankoff, David Hamilton, Mark Burton, Ajay Virmani

Cast:

John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Sarala Kariyawasam, Seema Biswas

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English, Dubbed in French

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Deepha Mehta lives in Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
14A Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
14A Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
14A Québec
14A Saskatchewan
PG Yukon