Too Desi Too Queer

Directed by Various Directors

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.

Screening as part of the Manchester Indian Film Festival.

Films screening will be:

Stray Dogs Come out at Night (Dir Hamza Bangash/PK CA GB 2020/11 mins/Punjabi wEng ST)
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.

Wig (Dir.Atanu Mukherjee/IN 2020/26 mins/Hindi wEng ST)
Arkita believes herself to be modern, liberal and most importantly independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.

Compartment (Dir Abhijit Suvarna/IN 2020/5 mins)
A closeted young man’s inner desires are unleashed after a chance encounter with an effeminate person.

Ekaant (Dir Swapnil Pagare/ IN US 2020/6 mins/Marathi wEng ST)
Manasi, a poet, and Sudha, a housewife, are deeply in love with each other but the restrictions of their society has put chains around their relationship.

I Know Her (Dir Fawzia Mirza/US 2019/3 mins)
In the afterglow of a seemingly fated hookup, two women realise that perhaps they have a little too much in common.

Vaidya (Dirs Harsh Agarwal, Sumit Pawar/IN 2021/23 mins/Hindi and English with partial EngST)
After a chance encounter while on holiday, Kabir and Vaidya’s whirlwind romance is brought crashing down when Kabir has to return home.

Tickets will be on sale from Fri 3 Sep

84 minutes

English, Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi

Partial English

Country of origin:
Canada, India, Pakistan and USA

Year of production:
2019 - 2021