IFFM2021 REVIEW – KANYA (Tamil) : Courage triumphs over tradition

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Screengrab from KANYA.

By Neeraj Nanda

MELBOURNE, 30 July 2021: This beautiful Tamil short film with English subtitles is about a swimming champion in Tamilnadu who is confronted by her first period as she is about to participate in a championship. The conservative family initiates celebratory rituals that contradict her sporting ambition. The movie is a symbol of her courage that triumphs over the traditional status of a woman. The rural visuals are a treat laced with mesmerizing music. The subject treatment and Apoorva Satish’s able direction are excellent. The camerawork adds to the movie’s smooth cinematic ambiance. This is a treat.

15 mins/2020/Czech Republic,India/ Mature Themes/ MA 15+
CAST: Tarunya Satish, Harish Ram, Balaji Rajashekar, Mona Kakkade
DIRECTOR: Apoorva Satish

FESTIVALS
Busan International Film Festival 2020,
Raindance Film Festival 2020,
Interfilm – International Short Film Festival 2020

Kanya will have its Australian Premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021. For info- www.iffm.com.au

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