Directed by Deepa Mehta

The first instalment in Mehta’s trilogy, FIRE raised controversy for its depiction of lesbian love within the confines of a conservative New Dehli household. Its exploration of tensions and repression within traditional family life and the chasm between duty and desire, coupled with some taboo-breaking images, led to a violent reception at some Indian cinemas.

108 minutes

Country of origin:
Canada and India

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