New wave of queer cinema celebrated at Birmingham's Indian film festival

New wave of queer cinema celebrated at Birmingham's Indian film festival
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Posted on 20 May 2019

The Birmingham Indian Film Festival takes place for a fifth year next month - complete with a movie that reflects the country’s new wave of LGBTQI cinema. 


One of the festival’s featured films is Kattumaram (Catamaran), a South Indian movie telling the story of patriarch Singaram and his orphaned niece, Anan - fisher-folk survivors of the Tsunami.

Beautiful Anan teaches in the local school and has many fishermen interested in her, but instead secretly falls for a new female supply teacher.


As Singaram finds out and tries to come to terms with the situation, gossip about the young women’s relationship quickly spreads. Singaram is left facing the choice of either defending his beloved niece and her partner, or giving sway to the demands of an angry community...

For more information about the Birmingham Indian Film Festival, which runs at various venues in the city from 21 June to 1 July, visit birminghamindianfilmfestival.co.uk

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