Winner of Melbourne Awards 2016 | Winner of Most Popular Indian Film Festival Abroad 2017
Mrityubhoj The Death Feast
India | 52 min | 2017 | Festival Rating | Hindi With English SubtitlesAustralian Premiere
Tuesday, August 14, 07.00 PM | HOYTS Broadmeadows
Film Festivals and Awards
65th National Film Awards-Best Editing Screened at Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) World Documentary Awards-Platinum & Gold Awards
This film takes a fly on the wall approach, following a family in the Chambal district in India, as they get ready to organize a death feast following the demise of their father. Caught between tradition, societal pressure, and prestige on the one hand and on the other hand, activists trying to put a lid on the pernicious practice of Mrityubhoj, especially for the poor, it tries to capture their predicament of being caught between a rock and a hard place.
Director Akanksha Sood