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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