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In northern India, a breathtakingly beautiful Himalayan community attracts tourists by commingling South Asian and Swiss Alps aesthetics. Debut filmmaker Ajitpal Singh tells an unconventional story of feminist strength while “accentuating the [region’s] spectacular exteriors and wide-canvas nature shots” (Variety). One local woman competes with her neighbors for business while battling the strictures of patriarchy, a local infrastructure from hell, and religious superstitions. She saves money, uses feminine wiles to subvert the corrupt powers-that-be, and piggy-backs her son up and down the mountainside to medical appointments with condescending doctors. In the end, our heroine’s tightly wound grit must find release… in triumph, or madness, or both. (Sonya Chung, Film Forum)


“Provocative. Breathtaking vistas of green hills, waterfalls, and snowy mountaintops…contrast with the high-stakes conflict the ensemble cast carefully weaves.” - Carlos Aguilar, Robert Ebert.com

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
    Hindi
  • Country
    India
  • Premiere
    Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
  • Note
    English subtitles
  • Director
    Ajitpal Singh
  • Screenwriter
    Ajitpal Singh
  • Producer
    Alan McAlex, Ajay Rai
  • Co-Producer
    Amit Mehta, Mauli Singh
  • Cast
    Chandan Bisht, Vinamrata Rai, Harshita Tiwari
  • Cinematographer
    Dominique Colin
  • Editor
    Parikshhit Jha
  • Production Design
    Mausam Aggarwal
  • Composer
    Arnaud van Vliet