WIDOW OF SILENCE – Review by April Neale

Writer and director Praveen Morchhale’s award-winning drama Widow of Silence is a languorous study of a woman wronged. Thanks to extraordinary cinematography, Kashmir’s Dras valley is brought to life in this Urdu language film about a “half-widow” who has reached the end of her tether, netting a shocking twist at the film’s end.

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Indian Filmmaker Nandita Das and MANTO – Mythily Ramachandran reports (Guest Post)

Filmmaker Nandita Das, the first Indian to be inducted into the International Women’s Forum’s Hall of Fame, is a multi-hyphenated talent who debuted as an actress in 1995, and became a director in 2008. Manto, her sophomore feature, screened earlier this year at Cannes, where Das has twice served as juror. Manto next plays at BFI’s London Film Festival.

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