Fri 25 Jun

Too Desi Too Queer

Cert. 15

Festivals & Series

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

74 mins

in Punjabi, Hindi, English, Marathi with EN subs

IND/USA/PAK/CAN | dir.s Various

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is proud to return with its super-hit Too Desi Too Queer programme, a dynamic and thought-provoking selection of recent LGBTQIA+ short films exploring the lives, experiences and well-being of South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities in the Subcontinent and diaspora. There’s a super-glam white marble staircase leading up to the cinema, so make sure you dress to impress and know how to walk it! 

Fri 25 Jun 8.15pm


Programme includes:

Stray Dogs Come out at Night

PAK/CAN/UK | 2020 | 11 mins | dir. Hamza Bangash | in Punjabi
Iqbal, a ‘maalishwala‘ by profession, cannot come to terms with his illness. He convinces his uncle to take a day trip to the beach, desperate for respite. The Arabian sea beckons.


IND | 2020 | 26 mins | dir. Atanu Mukherjee | in Hindi
Arkita believes herself to be modern, liberal and most importantly independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.


IND | 2020 | 5 mins | dir. Abhijit Suvarna
A closeted young man’s inner desires are unleashed after a chance encounter with an effeminate person.


IND/USA | 2020 | 6 mins | dir. Swapnil Pagare | in Marathi
Manasi, a poet and Sudha, a housewife are deeply in love with each other but the restrictions of the society has put chains around their relationships.

I know Her

USA | 2019 | 3 mins | dir. Fawzia Mirza | in English
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realize that perhaps they have a little too much in common.


IND | 2021 | 23 mins | dir.s Harsh Agarwal & Sumit Pawar | in Hindi & English
After a chance encounter while on holiday, Kabir and Vaidya’s whirlwind romance is bought crashing down when Kabir has to return home.



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