3rd i is proud to support Cinequest Film festival and the screenings of Manto and Widow of Silence.
(DIR. NANDITA DAS)
TUE 3/5; 7:15PM | CALIFORNIA THEATRE, SAN JOSE
Nandita Das presents her sweeping biopic, Manto, a moving and gorgeously crafted look at the work and life of India’s beloved—and controversial—writer, Saadat Hasan Manto. At the dawn of India’s independence, an air of optimism sweeps the country. Yet the euphoria flees when the country faces turmoil, violence, and fear of their quickly-changing world. A horrified Manto bears witness to the upheaval in his homeland and channels his emotions into writing.
WIDOW OF SILENCE
THU 3/14; 8:30 PM | CENTURY 20, REDWOOD CITY
FRI 3/15 4:30 PM | CENTURY 20, REDWOOD CITY
Seven years ago, in the middle of the night, Aasiya’s husband was picked up by army officers. Ever since, she has led an incomplete life. Living life as a half-widow, she wants closure more than anything. In her attempts to obtain his death certificate from the government, she faces multiple challenges. Through her quiet strength, she carries her family, but she can’t keep juggling between her past and the present.