Partners INDEPENDENT FILM MAKERS SKU: WHERE’S SANDRA?
Producer: Celebrate Bandra Trust
Director: Paromita Vohra
Camera: Avijit Mukul Kishore
Editing: Jabeen Merchant, Sankalp Meshram
Sound: Anita Kushwaha
Actors: Tuhinaa Vohra, Sonali Verma, Rachel Lopez
FORMATS: DVD, VCD
VERSIONS: EnglishWho’s Sandra? If you saw her would you know here? Is she naughty or nice? And where is she, anyway? The film is a playful look at the figure of “Sandra from Bandra” – part covetous fantasy of the racy Christian girl from Bombay who works as a secretary, wears a dress and likes to dance; part condescending stereotype of a dowdy, religious girl from a minority community. The film searches for Sandra in Bollywood films, in the words of writers and poets and the stones in church graveyards. We encounter various claimants to the title – some who aren’t called Sandra and some who aren’t even from Bandra – until finally finding 5 women really called Sandra who are all as different from each other as can be even if they are a little bit the same.
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AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
Persistence/Resistance, Film South Asia, Kathmandu, Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Seattle; River to River Film Festival, Florence; Vibgyor Film Festival, Thrissur; Mumbai International Film Festival; Lille 3000