LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
Director: Alankrita Shrivatsava
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Set in the crowded lanes of small town India, a burkha-clad college girl struggles with issues of cultural identity and her aspirations to be a pop singer. A young two-timing beautician, seeks to escape the claustrophobia of her small town. An oppressed housewife and mother of three, lives the alternate life of an enterprising saleswoman. And a 55 year old widow rediscovers her sexuality through a phone romance. Trapped in their worlds, they claim their desires through secret acts of rebellion.
Alankrita Shrivastava is an award-winning feature film director and screenwriter from Mumbai with a penchant for telling women’s stories. Alankrita has written and directed two feature films – Turning 30 (2011) and Lipstick Under My Burkha.
Festivals and Awards
2016: Tokyo International Film Festival, -winning Spirit of Asia Prize-.
2016: Mumbai Film Festival, -winning Oxfam Award for Best Film on gender equality.
2017: Films des Femmes Cretell, -winning best Feature Film.
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