Eight-year-old Chuyia (Sarala Kariyawasam) is a child bride in India in 1938 when her husband dies; custom dictates that widows live out their lives in poverty and penitence. Sent to an ashram, her youthful presence galvanizes the other residents, inspiring one to - tragically - test the waters of love again. This poetic final film in director Deepa Mehta’s Elemental Trilogy earned well-deserved comparisons to the work of Satyajit Ray as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film. “Exquisite ... Shifting between romantic melodrama and spiritual inquiry, WATER flows with the simplicity of a fairy tale.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times. In Hindi with English subtitles.
Writer-director Deepa Mehta deviates from her usual subject matter of pressing issues in Indian society to turn the camera toward more lighthearted fare: Bollywood cinema. Both a love letter to and a parody of the bombastic Bollywood tradition, this music-filled romantic romp gleefully embraces the clichés of the genre as it plays off of classic Shakespearean comedies of mistaken identity. In English, and Hindi and Spanish with English subtitles.
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