LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

by Alankrita Shrivastava


India 2016, 116 min.


Production: Prakash Jha Productions


With: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur



Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion


In rural India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppresses housewife and mother of three lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mold, in search of a little freedom.



Festivals:

World Premiere: Tokyo IFF 2016

Indian Premiere: Mumbai FF 2016

European Premiere: Stockholm IFF 2016

Tallinn Black Nights FF 2016

African Premiere: Cairo IFF 2016



Awards:

The Spirit of Asia Award - Tokyo IFF 2016

Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality - Mumbai FF 2016