Nishtha Jain
Indien, DK, FIN, USA 2007
59 min

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.

  • Nishtha Jain
  • Deepti Gupta
  • Rakesh Haridas
  • Nishtha Jain
  • Subhashis Roy
  • Indrajit Neogi
  • Rikke Selin Lorentzen
  • Mads Nordheim
  • Mangesh Dhakhe
Raintree Films 1006 Bhoomi Park, Phase III Off Marve Road, Malad West Mumbai 400095, Indien T 981 941 71 94

Deckert Distribution Marienplatz 1 04103 Leipzig, Deutschland T 341 2156638

Video (Digi Beta)
Related Movies