Baddeck Library presents Water
April 19th National Canadian Film Day – Celebrate great Canadian films!
Water 6:30 pm (2005, Director/Screenwriter: Deepa Metha, 114 mins.)
Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Sarala Kariyawasam), a child bride. When her husband dies suddenly, Chuyia is forced to live in an ashram for Hindu widows, essentially cut off from society.
Fortunately, she finds friends in the beautiful Kilyani (Lisa Ray) and in the forward-thinking Narayan (John Abraham). With their help, Chuyia attempts to escape the confines of her existence. Boasting lush visuals, Water could easily be a bleak story of deprivation and loss, but in Mehta’s gentle hands, it becomes one charged with hope and optimism.
Water was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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