Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 closing night celebrations – Venus

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 goes out with a bang!

Start the night with a screening of Venus followed by a special Q&A session with the Director of the film, before enjoying a drinks reception in MAC’s bar.

An award-winning, laugh-out-loud comedy about alternative family values, self-empowerment and love. Sid is a Montreal Punjabi, who after years of struggling with their gender identity has decided to come out as a woman. Other than Sid’s mom crying a lot, all seems to be moving in the right direction, that is until a 14-year-old boy turns up and insists that Sid is his long lost dad from a teenage affair. Shocked – obviously, Sid’s world rapidly spirals out of orbit as Sid attempts to nurture this latch-on teenager who thinks having a transgender Dad is “cool”, an in-the-closet partner and an about to combust Punjabi mom.

Film followed by a Q&A with Director Eisha Marjara

Director: Eisha Marjara
Starring: Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Darawalla, Gordon Warnecke
Run time: 95 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: English. No Subtitles | Year: 2017 | Country: Canada

Check out BIFF’s website here.

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