‘Evening Shadows’ to premiere at Mardi Gras Film Festival

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Award winning filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s feature film Evening Shadows will have its world premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25 at the Event Cinemas.

Award winning filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s feature film Evening Shadows will have its world premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25 at the Event Cinemas.

Set in a small town in Southern India, Evening Shadows is about a son coming out to his mother and the upheaval it causes within the traditional family and society. “It is a sensitive heartwarming film that underlines the challenges gay men continue to face in India to come out to their family. It also questions the dominant patriarchal social mores. The film recently received a U/A certificate by the Indian censor board, in a landmark decision that offers hope to the Indian LGBTQ community,” says a source.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better showcase for the world premiere of our film than Mardi Gras Film Festival, which is one of the oldest and most prominent film festivals celebrating its 25th edition this year. Our film not only underlines the challenges, but celebrates diversity. Audiences at the festival will get a close peek at the cultural and social conflicts Indian LGBTQ community faces even today and also makes a strong plea for gender equality,” said Sridhar.

After its world premiere at the festival, the film will have its Indian premiere at the government-run Bengaluru International Film Festival end of the month and then its European premiere at Roze Filmdagen film festival in Amsterdam on March 10. 

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