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Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

Year: 2016
Country: INDIA
Run Time: 116 minutes

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

A small town in India is home to four courageous women seeking their own taste of freedom, even if that means chasing their suppressed desires in secret. A college freshman dreams of singing stardom and forbidden fashion while honoring her family’s strict, traditional values. A middle-aged widow yearns for long-overdue romance and finds inspiration in a provocative novel and some covert phone calls. An agonizing fiancée is torn between her upcoming arranged marriage and the attempts to keep her secret love affair afloat. A stay-at-home mother feels trapped in the life her husband planned for her and builds a successful career that could finally gain her some independence. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA will have audiences rooting for these brave, captivating women as they struggle to make even the slightest bit of progress towards realizing their dreams despite the circumstances so heavily stacked against them. Director Alankrita Shrivastava reveals a brutally honest view of women drowning in rules, yet daring to believe they can create their own. (In Hindi with subtitles) —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:20 PM -
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:35 AM -
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:05 AM -
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Sidebars
PAN-ASIAN FILMS
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Alankrita Shrivastava

Alankrita Shrivastava is a director, writer, and producer with a passion for films about women. She is the long-time assistant of Indian film producer Prakash Jha.

Filmography
"Turning 30!!!" (2011), LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA (2016)

Producer
Prakash Jha

Screenwriting
Alankrita Shrivastava

Cinematography
Akshay Singh

Editing
Charu Shree Roy

Principal Cast
Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumura

Film Contact

Media Partner

India International

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