V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

LAKSHMI AND ME

V' 08

LAKSHMI AND ME

Nishtha Jain
Indien/DK/FIN/USA, 2007
Documentaries, 59min, OmeU

LAKSHMI AND ME

Nishtha Jain
Indien/DK/FIN/USA, 2007
Documentaries, 59min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Nishtha Jain
Sound: 
Subhashis Roy
Indrajit Neogi
Camera: 
Deepti Gupta
Rakesh Haridas
Nishtha Jain
Editor: 
Rikke Selin Lorentzen
Composer: 
Mads Nordheim
Mangesh Dhakhe

Production: 
Raintree Films 1006 Bhoomi Park, Phase III Off Marve Road, Malad West Mumbai 400095, Indien T 981 941 71 94 raintreefilms@gmail.com
World Sales: 
Deckert Distribution Marienplatz 1 04103 Leipzig, Deutschland T 341 2156638 info@deckert-distribution.com
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

Even in a metropolis like Bombay, old feudal attitudes still govern relationships between employers and their «servants» in India. Against this backdrop, Nishtha begins making a film with Lakshmi, her part-time maid. 20-year-old Lakshmi's is a precarious existence to begin with; illness and romance compound her problems in unexpected ways. As the filmmaker is drawn deeper into Lakshmi's life, she is forced to look at aspects of her own self as well, and to question many of the things she takes for granted. During a year and a half of dramatic changes, the process of filming has its own impact on unfolding events and on the relationship between the two women.

This film is screened together with Intermittent Delight.

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