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Uniform Title Water (Motion picture : 2005)
Title Water [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta.

Imprint Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    Hin WAT    Available
Edition Widescreen ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: director Deepa Mehta commentary; "Behind-the-scenes" featurette; "The story behind the making of 'Water'" featurette.
Credits Music, Mychael Danna ; editor, Colin Monie ; director of photography, Giles Nuttgens.
Cast Sarala, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, John Abraham, Manorma, Raghuvir Yadav, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman, Raghuvir Yadav, Vinay Pathak.
Summary A Hindu widow in 1938 could throw herself on her husband's funeral pyre, marry her husband's younger brother or live in poverty and self-denial from then on. When eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed, she is sent to a home in the Holy City of Varanasi where Hindu widows live in penitence. Her feisty presence affects the other residents, forcing each to confront their faith and society's prejudices, especially a young woman who has fallen in love with a follower of Gandhi.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Closed-captioned.
Hindi dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Awards Genie Awards, 2006: Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Biswas); Best achievement in cinematography; Best achievement in music - original score
Subject Widows -- India -- Drama.
Widowhood -- India -- Drama.
Widows -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Hindu law) -- Drama.
Repentance -- Drama.
Mujers -- Condiciones sociales -- India -- Teatro.
Arrepentimiento -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Indic.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Sarala. Actor.
Ray, Lisa, 1972- Actor.
Abraham, John, 1972- Actor.
Biswas, Seema. Actor.
Manorma. Actor.
Hamilton, David (David C.) Producer.
Mehta, Deepa, 1949- Screenwriter. Director.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Mongrel Media.
Telefilm Canada.
Noble Nomad Pictures.
Echo Lake Productions.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 024543266143 00
Music No. 2236614 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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