30.09. - 09.10.2021

Widow of Silence India 2018 | 85 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Praveen Morchhale

PRAVEEN MORCHHALE (*1968) works as a theatre and film director, producer and screenplay writer. Widow of Silence is his third feature film.

rated for 0 + years
A widow in Kashmir is denied a new start and is instead forced to undergo an odyssey through a maze of corrupt bureaucracy. Aasia is a so-called half widow: seven years ago, her husband was abducted by Indian security forces and has since been considered dead. Indian bureaucrats, however, don’t see it that way – for them, he is alive until his death is documented on paper. Which is no problem they say, as long as Aasia is willing to pay for a few small gifts. Parveen Morchhale uses lyrical pictures to portray the lot of Kashmiri women in a patriarchal society, but without prettifying their fate.

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Original title: Widow of Silence
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Urdu
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Praveen Morchhale
Screenplay: Praveen Morchhale
Cast: Shilpi Marwaha, Ajay Chourey, Noor Jahan, Bilal Ahmad, Zaba Banoo, Habibulla, Ahsan Bismil, Tahmida Akter
Producer: Praveen Morchhale
Director of Photography: Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Production Design: Nikita Shah
Editor: Anthony Joseph
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Praveen Morchhale:
German Distributor:
World Sales: Oration Films, USA
Production: Barefoot Pictures
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