Catamaran

Swarnavel Eswaran

Swarnavel Eswaran

Director

Country

India

Format

Feature film

Year

2019

Duration

1 h 12 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Interests

Lesbian, Romance, South Asian

Catamaran is a gripping drama told from the point of view of a stoic but loving fisherman who finds out his niece’s true desires are not what he imagined.

After a devastating tsunami shakes up Singaram’s family, he takes it upon himself to adopt his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. Singaram’s simple plan is complicated by his niece’s refusal to marry. His traditional perspective causes a rift in the family, forcing Anandhi to tell her uncle about her love for Kavita, a woman who teaches at a nearby school. Singaram works to come to terms with her confession while the rest of the village insists that he find her a proper suitor.

Complemented by beautiful scenery, the budding lesbian romance is set as the backdrop for a film about a society that is constantly breaking its own rules despite its firm footing in heteronormativity.

Sun Oct 27, 2:15 pm
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr
Ottawa ON
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Sponsors

Co-Presenter

South Asian Fest Ottawa

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