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Four films on diverse themes, challenging prejudice and norms, take centerstage as Centerpiece Films at the 6th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. These films address issues which are both political and personal.





Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost
Dir. Anup Singh /109’/ 2013 / India, Germany, France, The Netherlands

Set in 1947, Qissa explores a range of themes — patriarchal mindset in rural India, female foeticide, society’s infatuation with gender, dysfunctional familial bonds, identity, the consequences of Partition, even the afterlife.

(Fri, May 29, 8.30 PM, Liberty Cinema)



Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl
Dir. Eric Schaeffer / 94’ / 2014 / USA

A funny, tender, romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a man or woman in love, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

(Sun, May 31, 2.30 PM, Liberty Cinema)



Alex-&-Ali-2Alex & Ali
Dir. Malachi Leopold / 88 min / 2014 / USA, Turkey

Two lovers, an American and an Iranian, meet after 35 years of separation. Set against Istanbul’s beauty and collision of East-meets-West, the camera follows their love story as their best-laid plans are turned upside down, revealing emotionally painful twists and turns that transform both of their lives forever.

(Thu, May 28, 4.15 PM, Liberty Cinema)




No Easy Walk To Freedom

No Easy Walk To Freedom

No Easy Walk To Freedom
Dir. Nancy Nicol / 92 min / 2014 / Canada, India

Filmed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and rural India, and told through the voices of lawyers, activists and community leaders, No Easy Walk to Freedom exposes human rights violations perpetrated under the law and documents the growth of queer organizing in India in the context of this historic battle to overturn a colonial-era law.

(Sat, May 30, 11.15 AM, Alliance Francaise)





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