Including religion, the lovers had nothing in common; except that they both were women!
Chicago-based Ligy Pullappally’s Sancharam (The Journey), in Malayalam, is a delicately drawn film on a lesbian relationship between two schoolgirls in rural Kerala. Sancharam begins with the childhood friendship between the beautiful and outgoing Delilah, a Christian girl, and a sober and idealistic Nair girl, Kiran. The movie explores territory rarely ventured into by Malayalam filmmakers.
The Made By Women 2005 International Women's Film Festival is now on a tour around India, with the British Council's support. The Festival is the brainchild of Meenakshi Shedde, former film critic with The Times Of India, and Point Of View, a non-profit organisation from Mumbai.
Point Of View explores the viewpoints of women through different media — books, theatre, photography and films. During the previous tour, in 2004, there were a range of films from Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Apple to Jane Campion’s Sweetie. This festival was held in collaboration with the Federation Of Film Societies Of India, and went on a national tour of eight cities.
The gratifying reponse convinced them to return, with Bishakha Datta as the festival director, for another national tour of eight cities during April and May 2005 - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Pune.
Director: Ligy Pullappapply
Length: 107 mins
Awards: Chicago International Film Festival 2004 (Best Film)
Lankesh Awards, India 2005 (Best Debut Director)
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