Festivals & Series
Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival
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
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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