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The Elements Trilogy: Fire + Introduction

Loosely based on Ismat Chughtai’s controversial short story ‘Lihaaf’ (The Quilt), Deepa Mehta’s seminal film is a powerful critique of patriarchy and one of the first Indian films to depict a lesbian relationship. It also stars Shabana Azmi, a major figure in Indian Parallel Cinema, and with a soundtrack by international film composer A. R. Rahman.

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This screening of Fire on 11 Sep at 18:05 will be introduced by season curators Omar Ahmed and Rachel Hayward.