CANADA – 2017 – 95 MIN – DRAMATIC COMEDY – ENGLISH – DCP/HD
Original title: Venus
A film by Eisha Marjara
SID is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Sid’s East Indian mother yearns to have grandchildren. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could’ve ever imagined. What happens when gender, generations and cultures collide to create a truly modern family?
Original language: French
Produced by: Les Productions Compass Inc.
With a background in photography, Montreal-based Eisha Marjara first drew attention with the satirical THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN. But it was her feature NFB docudrama DESPERATELY SEEKING HELEN that established her as a groundbreaking filmmaker. The film received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Locarno Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the München Dokumentarfilm Festival. It has been described as “one of the most auspicious film debuts on the Canadian scene.” VENUS is her first fiction feature.