- Run Time: 114 min.
- Rating: PG-13
- Director: Deepa Mehta
- Writer(s): Deepa Mehta
- Star(s): Sarala, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas
Mehta’s Water is the conclusion to her intensely emotional and beautiful Elements Trilogy. Set in India during the rise of Mahatma Gandhi, Water recounts the story of Chuyia (Sarala), 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 f inds friends in the beautiful Kilyani (Ray) and in the forward-thinking Narayan (Abraham). With their help, Chuyia attempts to escape the conf ines 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 in 2007.
About the Director
Indian born director/screenwriter Deepa Mehta made her feature-film directorial debut with Sam & Me, a story of the relationship between a Muslim boy and a Jewish man living in Toronto’s Parkdale community. She also directed Camilla starring Bridget Fonda and Jessica Tandy and Bollywood/Hollywood. Mehta is best known for her controversial trilogy of films Fire, Earth and Water. Mehta's most recent work is co-writing "Cooking with Stella" with the film's director, her brother Dilip Mehta.
Other films by Deepa Mehta
Monday, Apr 7, 2008
Syed Maaz Ahmed of r.h.king academy said:
its good movie i like it
Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008
manarrr of R.H. King Academy said:
Second time I watched it and still jerks out those tears. :( Sad, beautiful and deep, bringing up issues we need to bring up. My only complaint was our audio was horrible and fuzzy, and they should have left it in Hindi with english subs. In English, it was hard to understand.
Thursday, Apr 17, 2008
Nora of Jarvis said:
This film was amazing! Although I only saw the first half of it, it is truly honourable to catch a glimpse of another culture. The beauty of hearing another language is great for students to be exposed to, because Canada is not based mainly on English or French, but really a wide range of languages. This is what makes us unique!