Mira Nair / DE, FR, IT, IN, 2001 / 114 min.
Having to marry someone chosen by your parents rather than someone of your own choice? It’s no reason not to throw a party, as would seem to be the message of this exuberant ode to Bollywood by successful director Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!). Time-honoured tradition meets the dot.com society in the run-up to an arranged marriage in New Delhi.
DE, FR, IT, IN
Women Make Film
Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.