'A Suitable Girl', Directors Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra

A Suitable Girl: Film + Director Q&A

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A Suitable Girl | India & US | 2017
Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra

Bertha Dochouse in partnership with the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival screens winner of the Best New Documentary Director prize in Tribeca Film Festival (2017), A Suitable Girl, a documentary examining arranged marriage in India.

Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when the pressure to settle down and get married hits. Career aspirations become secondary to the pursuit of a husband, and the women struggle with the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another.

Filmed over four years, A Suitable Girl follows these three young women as they juggle family, career and friends, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage, and offering a unique perspective into the nuances of this institution.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s co-director Sarita Khurana, and hosted by the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival’s programmer Naman Ramachandran.

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About the Directors


Sarita Khurana is a director, producer and educator. Her work often focuses on South Asian stories, and explores female subjectivities. Migration, memory, marginality, community, territory, gender and sexuality are common themes in her work. In 2009, she was named as one of NY Women in Film & Television’s “Emerging Female Directors.”


Smriti Mundhra is a director, producer and journalist. She has produced over one dozen award-winning short films, including the 2010 Sundance Film Festival official selection and Women In Film award-winner New Media.



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