According to Hindu tradition, when a husband dies, the wife breaks her bangles and exchanges her colourful sari for a white one. Many of them end up in Banares, the city of widows and Radha followers.
Do women have an identity beyond the men in their lives? The answer is not simply ‘yes’ in this part of the world where Hindu widows are forced to live a life of abstinence for the sake of tradition. Quietly capturing their loneliness and grief, this documentary deftly plays on the power of silence.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States