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Lipstick Under My Burkha

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October 14, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Farm Six Cinemas
701 Brunswick Street
New Farm, 4005

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Lipstick under My Burkha (2016)
Confluence: Festival of India in Australia
Asia Pacific Screen Awards Screening Program
Presented by Screen Queensland

Unclassified 15+
Under 15s with a parent of guardian only

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
Country: India
116 min
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In competition at 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

“…audaciously outspoken about women’s sexual desires and fantasies, both visually and verbally” – The Hollywood Reporter

Initially banned in India, Lipstick under My Burkha was finally released recently in its home country, following an extended battle.

A triumph for feminine voice and female filmmaker in India, the film encompasses the conditions of four women who negotiate against various forms of patriarchal oppression, eventually discovering and establishing their own identities. Firmly grounded in realism, writer-director Alankrita Shrivastava’s narrative depicts a mother of three (Konkona Sen Sharma) who seeks to break through her domesticity, a Muslim student who must hide her love for modernity beneath her burkha, a young beautician looking to expand her horizon beyond the provincial home town, and an aging widow who comes to terms with her sexuality.

A daring work in contemporary Indian cinema and winner of multiple international awards including Spirit of Asia Award in Tokyo International Film Festival and the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality in Mumbai International Film Festival.

There will be a live musical performance by Cameron Ford in the cinema lobby prior to the screening. The performance will commence at 8 pm.

Enquiries For Lipstick Under My Burkha:

Asia Pacific Screen Awards
(07) 3006 6200



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