Qissa: The Tale of A Lonely Ghost | UK Premiere
Director: Anup Singh Starring: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal. Run time: 109 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: Punjabi with English subtitles | Year: 2013 | Country: India, Germany, Netherlands, France
Acclaimed actor and LIFF 2013 guest Irrfan Khan (Lunchbox, Life of Pi), plays the role of Umber Singh, a rural Sikh, dispossessed from his homeland by the Partition. He obsessively focuses on the ‘ideal’ of having a son and heir, but as his fourth daughter is born he hides the child’s true identity, she becomes the son of his dreams, but at a terrible cost. Deftly directed by Anup Singh with stunning performances from an ensemble cast including Tillotama Shome as the ‘son’.