Water

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...

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Corporate Authors: Fox Searchlight Pictures., Mongrel Media., Telefilm Canada., Noble Nomad Pictures., Echo Lake Productions., Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Other Authors: Sarala, 1996- (Actor), Ray, Lisa, 1972- (Actor), Abraham, John, 1972- (Actor), Biswas, Seema (Actor), Manorma, -2008 (Actor), Hamilton, David (Producer), Mehta, Deepa, 1949- (Screenwriter, Director)
Language:Hindi
Edition:Widescreen ed.
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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.
Item Description:Originally released in 2005 as a motion picture.
Special features: director Deepa Mehta commentary; "Behind-the-scenes" featurette; "The story behind the making of 'Water'" featurette.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (approximately 117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Audience:MPAA rating: PG-13.
Awards:Genie Awards, 2006: Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Biswas); Best achievement in cinematography; Best achievement in music - original score.
Production Credits:Music, Mychael Danna ; editor, Colin Monie ; director of photography, Giles Nuttgens.
Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]
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