A Suitable Girl (US/INDIA)

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of 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.

Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in vérité over four years, the film examines the women’s complex relationships with the institution of marriage, the many nuanced ways society molds them into traditional roles, and a rarely-seen portrait of India’s urban middle class.

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Festivals: Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Mumbai Film Festival

Dir: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra

Sunday 15, 2018

07:20pm

Event CInemas George St