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    Sir

    Directed by

    India, France

    2018

    96 min

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Marathi

    Drama

    Ratna works as domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense that he has given up on his dreams and is somewhat lost… On the other hand, Ratna who seems to have nothing, is full of hope and works determinedly towards her dream. As these two worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem only more insurmountable…

    Awards

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    • Gan Foundation Award - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Audience Award - Mill Hill FF
    • Audience Award - World Cinema Amsterdam
    • Audience Award - Festival du Film de Cabourg
    • Audience Award - Saint-Jean-de-Luz IFYF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Tillotama Shome
    Vivek Gomber
    Divya Seth
    Screenplay
    Rohena Gera
    Cinematography
    Dominique Colin
    Editing
    Jacques Comets
    Music
    Pierre Aviat
    Sales
    MK2 FILMS
    Production
    INKPOT FILMS
    Production
    CINE-SUD PROMOTION

    Press

    A modest yet effective tale of love and class.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    An appealing, understated sweetness. Thanks to the disarming performance from Tillotama Shome, the audience is likely to be just as smitten with Ratna as is Ashwin.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Thoughtful and heartfelt drama. There is real depth, poignancy and strength to Shome’s character. A delicately observed and attractive drama with some great Mumbai cityscapes and an excellent performance from Shome.

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    An intelligent romance within the confines of upper-crust Indian society. Premiering in the Cannes Critics’ Week sidebar, the film could occupy the same slot that The Lunchbox did back in 2013, providing feel-good fodder for international markets. A warmly nuanced look at love in a place filled with constraints and contradictions, and where a broken heart could perhaps be the first step toward emancipation.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    A modern-day Cinderella story with an edge, presenting a side of Mumbai that is rarely seen in cinema and tying in with strong themes of female independence.

    Leo Barraclough, Variety

    A deceptively simple, emotionally resonant drama that (rightly) puts its characters before its themes.

    Baradwaj Ragan, Film Companion

    Rohena Gera

    Rohena Gera

    India

    After studying at Stanford University, and Sarah Lawrence in the U.S.A, Rohena worked as a screenwriter for Indian cinema. She also worked on non-profit campaigns promoting peace and equality. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? her micro-budget documentary screened at the Mumbai Film Festival. SIR is her first feature film.