Widow of Silence

Director: Praveen Morchhale
Starring: Shilpa Marwaha, Ajay Chourey, Bilal Ahmad
Run time: 85 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Urdu with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: India

Widow of Silence LIFF

Popular at Busan and Rotterdam Film Festivals, Praveen Morchhale’s drama tells of Aasia who works as a nurse in a hospital to maintain herself, her 11-year-old daughter and her sick mother-in-law. She spends her days working, looking after her family and trying to obtain a death certificate for her husband who had been taken away by the police and presumed dead. With her life in limbo, unable to either re-marry, or settle her considerable financial debt without a death certificate, a conniving government official looks to take advantage, forcing Aasia to make difficult decisions to overcome her absurd plight. Widow of Silence is a gripping and soulful film with breathtaking visuals of the Kashmir landscape.

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Q&A with Director Praveen Morchhale



Praveen Morchhale

Praveen Morchhale

Praveen Morchhale was born in Central India. After few years of making films and theatre working as a director, Praveen Morchhale achieved recognition with his feature film debut "Barefoot to Goa" (2013). Critics hail him as a new wave Indian cinema filmmaker. He is known for his simple, subtle, poetic cinema. "Walking With The Wind" (2017) was his second film which screened at the competition as Camerimage, Sao Paulo IFF, Fribourg IFF, Mumbai Film Fest and many other film festivals.

Film Screenings

UK Premiere

London | Barbican
June 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Q&A with special guest

Buy Ticket

London | Cine Lumiere
June 24, 2019 6:30 pm

Q&A with special guest

Manchester | Home Cinema Manchester
June 26, 2019 6:10 pm

Q&A with special guest