Nirbashito (Banished) | UK Premiere
Director: Churni Ganguly Starring: Churni Ganguly,Raima Sen, Saswata Chatterjee. Run time: 108 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Bengali with English subtitles | Year: 2014 | Country: India/Sweden
Accomplished female Actor/Director Churni Ganguly’s powerful story explores a writer’s forced exile from Bengal. The police arrive at the writer’s home and she is informed that she must leave her homeland immediately. There are numerous death threats after a furore has exploded on her writings on women’s rights and fundamentalism. Forced to abandon her beloved Persian cat and loyal friends she ends up alone in a safe house in Scandinavia, struggling to make new allies in a cold, foreign country that doesn’t understand her culture, or why she has ended up there.