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Margarita, With a Straw

Margarita, With a Straw

Laila is a bright young woman from Delhi with cerebral palsy. She falls in love with Nima, a boy in her class. When Nima rejects her, a heartbroken Laila accepts a place at university in New York. There she meets Khanum, a blind Pakistani girl. Slowly their friendship blossoms into a tender romance, and Laila is made to reconsider everything she thought she knew about herself and her world.

Title:

Margarita, With a Straw

Director(s):

Shonali Bose

Year of Release:

2014

Region:

India

Language:

Hindi and English, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature

Runtime:

100 minutes

Rating:

16+

Showtimes:

Fri 18 Sept, 9.00pm, MovieTowne POS SOLD OUT
Fri 25 Sept, 6.30pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A

Caribbean Premiere


About the Director(s):

Shonali Bose

Shonali Bose

Shonali Bose has a Masters in Political Science from Columbia University, and an MFA in Directing from the UCLA Film School. Her debut narrative feature film Amu (2005), opened at the Berlin International Film Festival and won numerous awards. Bose’s second feature film, Margarita, With a Straw, opened at the Toronto International Film Festival. She lives between Los Angeles and India and is a single mother.

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