Water (12)

Director Deepa Mehta. Hindi

This powerful and visually beautiful work was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign film. The last of a trilogy by the Indo-Canadian director Deepha Mehta, it looks at the plight of women in India in the mid 20th century and particularly a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Starring Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas, Waheeda Rehman, Kalbushan Kharbadna

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Haunting, lyrical, beautiful, compelling - the film deals with a distressing subject, but there is warmth and even humour, and it is ultimately life-affirming