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Vara: A blessing
7 pm, Wednesday, August 19
Year: 2013
Language: English
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Rating: Festival Rating
Director: Khyentse Norbu
Cast: Shahana Goswami, Devesh Ranjan, Pankaj Pawani, Rohit Raj, Geeta Chandran, Swaroopa Ghoosh
Film Festivals & Awards: Busan Film Festival 2013, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2013, BFI London Film Festival 2013
Synopsis: In rural India, a young woman named Lila and her mother Vinata, a temple dancer wed to a Hindu god, find themselves on the fringes of society, struggling to make ends meet. Shyam, a low-caste village boy with dreams of becoming a sculptor in the city, asks Lila to model for him. Lila agrees, even though she knows that if they are discovered, both their lives will be in jeopardy. The movie is a timeless story of love and devotion.