Margarita With A Straw 2014 M

1.00PM Sat 9 Mar 2019 (1hr 40mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The film Margarita With a Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Huffington Post

‘Actor Kalki Koechlin delivers a compelling performance in this funky, stereotype-busting coming-of-age tale of a Punjabi teenage girl with cerebral palsy, based on a true story. In spite of her disability, Laila is a high achiever at her high school in Delhi, but struggles with people either ignoring her or making tokenistic efforts to highlight her disability. She seeks solace in her best male buddy and her ever vigilant mum. Winning a scholarship to study in New York, Laila is excited to break for the border. As her carer mum heads back to Delhi, confident Laila starts to grow emotionally and explore this new world and its liberal sexualities. She accidentally joins in a NY street demonstration where she meets and soon falls for a young Pakistani, but love and discovering one’s own true identity is a road hard won and returning to India her emotional ties – new and old – are put to a bitter test.’ London International film Festival

CREDITS

DCP, COLOUR, STEREO, 100 MINUTES, INDIA, HINDI, ENGLISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: SHONALI BOSE / PRODUCER: SHONALI BOSE, NILESH MANIYAR, ISHAN TALKIES / SCRIPT: SHONALI BOSE, NILESH MANIYAR, ATIKA CHOHAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ANNE MISAWA / EDITOR: MONISHA R. BALDAWA / CAST: KALKI KOECHLIN, REVATHY, SAYANI GUPTA / PRODUCTION CO: VIACOM18 MOTION PICTURES / PRINTS/RIGHTS: SHONALI BOSE