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KATTUMARAM

  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019 | 5:00 PM | NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

India | 2019 | 73 minutes | Swarnavel Eswaran | In Tamil with English subtitles 

In this tender story about love and family, Singaram, a middle-aged fisherman, must pick up the pieces of his devastated family after a tsunami rages through his small coastal town in southeast India. Now the sole guardian of his orphaned young nephew and adult niece Anandhi, he arranges for her to be married off. But Anandhi has other plans, as she’s falling in love with Kavita, a head-strong lesbian schoolteacher who has come to the small village to teach photography. As the family gets pushback from the conservative community, Anandhi navigates her burgeoning romance, and Singaram comes face to face with the hypocrisy of his own deep-seated traditional values.

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Plays with:

DOGANA/CHAPTI

Serena Chopra & Kasey Ferlic; 2018; USA; 13 min.; in English with English subtitles

Family and identity are explored from the perspective of queer Indian women and nonbinary people in both India and the US.

This film is deaf-friendly.


KATTUMARAM

Director: Swarnavel Eswaran

Principal Cast: Mysskin, Preeti Karan, Anusha Prabhu

Country: India

Year: 2019

Running Time: 73 minutes

Language: Tamil

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