Between 1940 and 1960, the period following India’s independence, the rather unenviable destinies of four women from Kerala take place: a married, childless woman, a young virgin forced by her father to join a man to take care of his household – and possibly more, a spinster confronted with the moral standards of a reactionary society and a prostitute who tries to change her life. All these stories are set in rural India and highlight the complexity of female hopes and dreams in a traditional and male-dominated society.

India 2007
Regie: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
105 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT

2009, Archive, Masters

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