Director Deepa Mehta's groundbreaking Fire was the first Indian film to explicitly portray homosexual relations. Setting off a flurry of public dialogue with its Indian release, the film continues to invite conversations on homosexuality and freedom of speech. Set in the joint household of a contemporary Delhi family, two daughters-in-law trapped in unhappy marriages turn to each other for solace and eventually love. In English.
Part of maximum INDIA.
Presented in cooperation with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Embassy of India, Washington, DC.
Indra K. Nooyi
David M. Rubenstein
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani
The HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the Trehan Foundation, Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani, Amway Corporation, and RB Properties Inc.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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