Cannes Film Festival: ‘Sir’

Gently suggestive and mostly confined to richly detailed interiors, the contempo Mumbai-set “Sir” recalls Tran Ahn-hung’s “The Scent of Green Papaya” for its depiction of a furtive love blossoming between an upper-crust architect and his widowed domest…

Gently suggestive and mostly confined to richly detailed interiors, the contempo Mumbai-set “Sir” recalls Tran Ahn-hung’s “The Scent of Green Papaya” for its depiction of a furtive love blossoming between an upper-crust architect and his widowed domestic helper. Yet rather than reiterating Tran’s nostalgic fetishization of the docile Asian woman, tyro writer-director Rohena Gera emphasizes […]

‘Sir’ Director Rohena Gera On Pushing Boundaries As A Female Filmmaker: “I’ve Had To Work Very Independently” – Cannes Studio

At Cannes Critics’ Week, Sir examines the meeting of two worlds as privileged Mumbai businessman Ashwin (Vivek Gomber) falls in love with his live-in maid Ratna (Tillotama Shome). Told from her point of view, we see Ratna experiencing a new and modern …

At Cannes Critics' Week, Sir examines the meeting of two worlds as privileged Mumbai businessman Ashwin (Vivek Gomber) falls in love with his live-in maid Ratna (Tillotama Shome). Told from her point of view, we see Ratna experiencing a new and modern empowerment, as she strives to escape both the pitfalls of the old-fashioned village life that condemned her as a young widow, and a potentially damaging affair with her employer. For writer/ director Rohena Gera, Ratna’s…