MUN Cinema Series: Sir
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7-8:40 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Sir (India, France 2018) 99 min.
Directed by Rohena Gera.
With Ahmareen Anjum, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Tillotama Shome et al.
Hindi with English subtitles.
Oh, how we love a furtive love story, especially when star-crossed lovers collide. Here the central focus is clearly on the woman—a widowed domestic helper—who has at once so little and so much to lose by falling in love with her master—sir. This should not be surprising because the director is a determined female filmmaker with her own story of making it in a tough male-dominated industry. Set in Bombay/Mumbai, the film stays largely indoors, in the domestic space where a relationship has a chance to breathe and find its way. But the exterior social world and all its class prohibitions is palpably present throughout. This is such a wonderfully told story, beautifully shot, and gracefully rendered by a talented filmmaker. Don’t miss it.
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