Earth (1998)
First screened in September 2017
Director: Deepa Mehta. Cast: Maia Sethna, Nandita Das, Aamir Khan, Rahul Khanna, Kitu Gidwani, Arif Zakaria, Babby Singh, Raghuvir Yadav, Navtej Singh Johar, Kabir Chowdhury, Eric Peterson, Lauren Walker. Screenplay: Deepa Mehta (based on the novel Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa).

Twitter Capsule: Like Fire and Water, alternates between tough-minded and reductive scenes. Young protagonist adds little. Harrowing violence.

VOR:   Even if Earth could use more consistent finesse, filming required real courage. This story is rarely told outside India, via Indian characters.

Photo © 1998 Cracking the Earth Films, © Zeitgeist Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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