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Lipstick Under My Burkha

India/2015/87 Minutes/ English & Hindi with English Subtitles


Trapped in their own worlds, four women claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.

In rural India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to become a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. A 55-year-old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Caught in a conservative society, these women set forth to break the mold, in search of a little freedom.

APRIL 27th, 7:15 pm
Angelika Film Center & Café, Plano, TX

Post-screening SKYPE Q/A with filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava 
Actress Aahana Kumra in Attendance

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