Lipstick Under My Burkha 18

Fri 12 May, 8.30pm | Tickets £7 (+60p admin fee for non-members)

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Director: Alankrita Shrivastava

Cast: Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra, Konkana Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur

Year: 2016

Duration: 117 mins

Certificate: 18

Initially denied a release in India, Alankrita Shrivastava’s drama was a hit at UKAFFL in 2017 and returns by popular demand.

The film explores the secret lives of four women from the same neighbourhood in Bhopal who are all in search of freedom.

Contending with a patriarchal society where money, clothes and sex are all used as a weapon of repression, Shrivastava reveals the small acts of courage the women take to claim their desires.

Hindi with English subtitles

Screening as part of the UK Asian Film Festival Leicester

Please note: films without BBFC certification may only be screened to over 18s. This does not necessarily mean that the films contain adult content.