ABOUT THE FILM
A Suitable Girl follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. Ritu, Dipti and Amrita represent the new India. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values in the urban cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not. Yet their lives take a dramatic turn when the pressure to settle down and get married hits. Career aspirations become secondary to the pursuit of a husband, and the women struggle with the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another.
Documenting the arranged marriage and matchmaking process in vérité over four years, the film examines the women’s complex relationships with the institution of marriage and the many nuanced ways society molds them into traditional roles and makes it nearly impossible to escape.
Directors Sarita Khurana, Smriti Mundhra
Writers Jennifer Tiexiera, Smriti Mundhra, Sarita Khurana
Producers Smriti Mundhra, Jennifer Tiexiera, Sarita Khurana
Executive Producers Cal Amir, Ken Castelino
Editor Jennifer Tiexiera
Cinematographers Andre de Alencar Lyon, Naiti Gamez
Music Gingger Shankar
Cast Dipti Admane, Amrita Jhanwar, Ritu Taparia, Seema Taparia
2017: Tribeca (World Premiere)
Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award (Tribeca)
DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD
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