When a successful but frustrated photographer, a wannabe Bollywood actress, a high-flying workaholic executive and mother, a struggling musician, a prudish princess and a housekeeper with a dark secret all gather together in a quaint Portuguese villa in Goa on the eve of the host’s wedding, no subject is off limits for this spirited group of women. Love, sex, careers, marriage, friendship, sexism and the benefits of a super hot next-door neighbor are all up for debate. But it is ultimately tragedy and the power of unity in the face of institutional misogyny that binds these women together forever in this joyful yet powerful dramedy from 2014 IFFLA Audience Award winning director Pan Nalin (FAITH CONNECTIONS).
Winner of Grolsch People’s Choice Award (1st Runner Up) at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and The Audience Choice Award at Rome Film Festival 2015, ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES takes a refreshingly uncensored look at the issues facing women in contemporary Indian society while celebrating the uniqueness, talents and flaws of each of its female characters.
STANDBY: This is event is on standby. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis. To wait in the standby line located in the ArcLight Courtyard, you must arrive one-hour prior to the screening start time. Tickets may be released on a space available basis beginning 15 minutes prior to the screening start time.
- Pan Nalin
As an internationally lauded writer and director, Pan Nalin is best known for being one of the first Indian filmmakers to produce and direct Indian independent movies. He is a self-taught filmmaker, born in a remote village in Gujarat, and a graduate in Fine Arts at the M.S. University of Baroda. He came into the global spotlight with his debut feature, SAMSARA. A long-time favorite at IFFLA, Nalin has previously won the festival’s Best Picture award for his romantic epic VALLEY OF FLOWERS in 2007, and the Audience Choice Award for his feature documentary FAITH CONNECTIONS in 2014.