The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs (Laila Aur Satt Geet) [In-Person Only]
Fri Jan 14: 7.30pm PDT
Sat Jan 15: 4.30pm PDT, 7.30pm PDT
Sun Jan 16: 4.30pm PDT, 7.00pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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Director Pushpendra Singhs beautiful new film is a feminist fable set in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a lush mountainous region claimed by both India and Pakistan. Based on a folktale by Rajasthani writer Vidaydan Detha as well as the life and poetry of 14 th century Kashmiri mystic Lalleshwari, Shepherdess follows a young bride, Laila (Navjot Randhawa, in a ferocious and unforgettable performance) who marries into a tribe of nomadic Bakarwal herders. Already harassed by local police as a minority, Laila finds herself targeted for her remarkable beauty by local officials.
Her implacable and ingenious manipulation of the men who want to possess her, and the patriarchy that wants to crush her, plays out in a series of seven chapters the Song of Regret, the Song of Playfulness each tied into a rapturous score by Naren Chandavarkar and Benedict Taylor. Like the mystical films of Sergei Parajanov, Singh weaves breathtaking visuals and music into a hypnotic and indelible experience. The films truly cosmic climax, where Laila attempts to shed the bonds of male desire and infatuation pursuing her, must be seen to be believed.
(Pushpendra Singh, India, 2019, 99 min, in Gojri & Hindi with English subtitles)
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
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