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UW Cinematheque | New Indian Cinema: THE SHEPHERDESS AND THE SEVEN SONGS

October 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Free admission!
THE SHEPHERDESS AND THE SEVEN SONGS
(LAILA AUR SATT GEET)
India | 2020 | DCP | 99 min. | Haryanvi and Hindi with English subtitles
Director: Pushpendra Singh
Cast: Shahnawaz Bhat, Sadakkit Bijran, Ranjit Khajuria
Against the mystical backdrop of Kashmir, the ferociously independent nomadic shepherdess Laila toys with the lust of a young nomadic ranger, and in the process realizes her desires and identity. Divided into seven parts and structured around poetic interludes, The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs takes its inspiration from an Indian folk tale and the works of the 14th Century Kashmiri mystic poet Lalleshwari. Director Pushpendra Singh makes the most out of the repetitive structure of folk tales, rendering this particular story with a feminist twist. “Singh shows a confident hand as he works with the material on multiple levels of narrative and symbolism, keeping it interesting and in focus throughout. His greatest strength, however, is Randhawa’s powerful portrayal of the shepherdess, a role that could launch a career” (The Hollywood Reporter). (Darshana Sreedhar Mini)

Details

Date:
October 2, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Event Category:
https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/2021/fall/new-indian-cinema#2892

Venue

Vilas Hall, Room 4070
821 University Ave
Madison, WI United States
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