AJJI (GRANNY)

India

NETPAC

Director: Devashish Makhija
Year: 2017
Duration: 144′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Little Manda is found raped and dumped in a trash heap in her slum. Her parents are more concerned with survival than dignity and want to forget and move on. The cops are powerless to help as the rapist is a local politician’s son. But Manda’s grandmother Ajji cannot accept the injustice of it all. Can a frail, arthritic and powerless old woman grapple with the big bad wolf? Is there still hope for justice in a cruel world? Can anything act as a deterrent to rape? Ajji is a parable of our times. There are no easy answers.

Director’s Biography

Devashish Makhija is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, and poet – best known for writing and directing the feature film “Oonga” which had its world premiere at the New York Indian Film Festival in 2013. He has assisted Anurag Kashyap in “Black Friday” and written numerous screenplays, notably Avik Mukherjee’s “Bhoomi” (2009).

Festivals and Awards

2019: International Film Festival Rotterdam
2018: Festival International du Film Policier du Beaune


SCREENING

Wednesday 7th Nov

22:00h

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