Kaju, a 21-year-old Indian American woman, returns to India to visit her family, only to stumble upon secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place 20 years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.
Shonali Bose’s striking directorial debut is a perceptive enquiry into India’s turbulent communal history and the emotional aftermath of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Premiering at Berlinale, this taut drama movingly traces an emigrant’s search for her roots, marked by a profound struggle for identity.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States