Water


The third in the ''Elements'' series (Fire, Earth, Water, Air) by director Deepa Mehta is set in 1938. At the time, widows were sent away to special homes for widows, when their husbands died. Child marriages were also still rife, so when our heroine, an 8-year-old widow is told she will be sent away for the rest of her life, it is something that she cannot fathom. At the home, she makes friends with the women around her. Luckily, Mahatma Gandi is busy working against the practice, offering her a glimmer of hope. In Hindi language with English subtitles.

115 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Drama, On the art circuit
Playing with boats is more fun than washing clothes...
Playing with boats is more fun than washing clothes...

Credits

Cast
Sarala, Lisa Ray, John Abraham
Director
Deepa Metha
ScreenplayDeepa Metha
MusicMychael Danna, A.R. Rahman
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2005
Produced byDeepa Mehta Films, Flagship International, David Hamilton Productions, Echo Lake Productions, Noble Nomad Pictures Ltd., Téléfilm Canada

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent
NudityNone
SexImplied (paedophile incident)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceFrequent, against widows
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature accompaniment required for children under 13. Strong pro-social message about status of women and children.
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Ratings

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What the Critics say

Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
14
The Star
Tanya Farber
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
8
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
13

What the People say

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163 Netizens
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Average .. 68%

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