Yearning for motherhood and at a critical point in her IVF fertility treatment, Tara, a young queer woman, returns from her life in the US to India to attend her father’s funeral. As the shadow of the paterfamilias still looms large, she must navigate fragile remnants of daughterhood and shades of unrequited love within spaces she once called home.
Multi-time IFFLA alum Aditi Vasudev (Anita, Tara Versus, Sulemani Keeda) delivers a mesmerizing lived-in performance, embodying the full breadth of Tara’s power and vulnerability, while arresting cinematography within a covid-infested world eerily amplifies the precarity of her interior landscape. Sushma Khadepaun’s (Anita, IFFLA 2021) humanist lens and superb storytelling masterfully capture the taut liminal space within which a self-assured and memorable heroine must reconcile the place she carries as the daughter of others, while upholding her own version of adulthood. This is what visionary and utterly compelling cinema looks like.
Content Advisory: Themes of homophobia