The Resource Water, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta, (DVD)

Water, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta, (DVD)

Label
Water
Title
Water
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • hin
  • hin
  • eng
  • spa
  • hin
Summary
It is 1938, the twilight of colonial India, as Gandhi's protests begin to change Indian society. But for some women, things may never change. As widows, they are condemned by Hindu law to spend the rest of their lives in an ashram, to live out their lives in poverty, chastity, and humble obscurity. Then Chuyia, a bewildered 8-year-old who doesn't even remember being married, arrives and upsets everything. Madhumati, the head of the house; Shakuntala, an assistant to a local holy man; and quiet, gorgeous Kalyani are all moved--in very different ways--by her arrival. For these women, the question remains: how far--and for how long--can this cruel injustice be continued in the name of tradition?
Awards note
Winner, 2006 Genie Awards for Best performance by an actress in a leading role: Seema Biswas; Best achievement in cinematography: Giles Nuttgens; Best achievement in music - original score: Mychael Danna.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Giles Nuttgens ; film editor, Colin Monie ; production designer, Dilip Mehta ; music composed by Mychael Danna ; songs composed by A.R. Rahman ; lyrics, Sukhwinder Singh ; costume designer, Dolly Ahluwallia ; Hindi translation of dialogue, Anurag Kashyap
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material involving sexual situations, and for brief drug use
Language note
In Hindi with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.W6
LC item number
W3847 2006
PerformerNote
Seema Biswas (Shakuntula), Lisa Ray (Kalyani), John Abraham (Narayan), Sarala (Chuyia), Manorma (Madhumati), Vidula Javalgekar ('Auntie' Patiraji), Raghuvir Yadav (Gulabi), Kulbhushan Kharbanda (Sadananda), Vinay Pathak (Rabindra), Gerson Da Cunha (Seth Dwarkanath), Ronica Sainani (Kunti), Meera Biswas (Gyanvati), Waheeda Rehman (Bhagavati)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1972-
  • 1972-
  • 1996-
  • -2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hamilton, David
  • Mehta, Deepa
  • Biswas, Seema
  • Ray, Lisa
  • Abraham, John
  • Sarala
  • Manorma
  • Nuttgens, Giles
  • Danna, Mychael
  • Monie, Colin
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Mongrel Media
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Noble Nomad Pictures
  • Echo Lake Productions
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Widowhood
  • Widows (Hindu law)
  • Repentance
  • Love
  • India
  • Mujers
  • Arrepentimiento
  • Love
  • Widows
  • Repentance
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Water, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an Indian/Canadian motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Commentary by director Deepa Mehta [optional audio feature]; Behind-the-scenes [featurette] (21 min.); The story behind the making of 'Water" [featurette] (4 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Main titles/Young widow -- Sisters in grief -- Prayer -- Runaway dog -- Gandhi -- No men allowed -- Water -- Sweets -- Night visit -- Auntie's death -- Reborn a man -- Narayan's note -- Kalyani at the temple -- Cloud messenger -- Lotus flower -- Sinful behavior -- Madhumati's parrot -- Freeing Kalyani -- Festival of color -- Kalyani's client -- One less mouth to feed -- Deceit -- Prayer meeting -- Take this child/End titles
Control code
ocm70243935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543266143
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2236614
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70243935
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Water, Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; Mongrel Media presents in association with Telefilm Canada, Noble Nomad Pictures, Echo Lake Productions ; a David Hamilton production ; a Deepa Mehta film ; produced by David Hamilton ; written and directed by Deepa Mehta, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as an Indian/Canadian motion picture in 2005
  • Special features: Commentary by director Deepa Mehta [optional audio feature]; Behind-the-scenes [featurette] (21 min.); The story behind the making of 'Water" [featurette] (4 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Main titles/Young widow -- Sisters in grief -- Prayer -- Runaway dog -- Gandhi -- No men allowed -- Water -- Sweets -- Night visit -- Auntie's death -- Reborn a man -- Narayan's note -- Kalyani at the temple -- Cloud messenger -- Lotus flower -- Sinful behavior -- Madhumati's parrot -- Freeing Kalyani -- Festival of color -- Kalyani's client -- One less mouth to feed -- Deceit -- Prayer meeting -- Take this child/End titles
Control code
ocm70243935
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543266143
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2236614
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70243935
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Video recording format
DVD

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