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Delicately crafted, both in story and visual style, this beautiful, emotional tale explores the unusual alliance between an elderly Indian woman (with a irrational fear of Africans) and a South African orphan in post-Apartheid South Africa. Using a muted color palette to reflect themes of nostalgia and family connection, Luthra unravels a complicated story featuring amazing performances from the two main actors. Filmed in Zulu, Hindi, and English, Lucky is a true international production and represents a trend we are seeing in this year’s festival (along with Herman’s House and Sket) of South Asian directors telling stories from a multiplicity of viewpoints and cultural voices. A critical and audience favorite, Lucky is based on Luthra’s earlier short of the same name, which won over 40 international awards including an Oscar nomination.

September 22 2012


Date: Sep 22, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Directors Avie Luthra
Country/Year South Africa/2011
Running Time 100mins
Language English, Zulu and Hindi with English subtitles
Co-Presenters Museum of the African Diaspora, American India Foundation, Vishwashanti Dance Academy, ASHA for Education, Berkeley, International Development Exchange


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