Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan and his cast to attend the festival
Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s narrative feature Evening Shadows will have its World Premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25th at the Event Cinemas.
Set in a small town in Southern India, the film Evening Shadows, is about a son coming out to his mother and the upheaval it causes within the traditional family and society around. It is a sensitive heartwarming film that underlines the challenges gay men continue to face in India to come out to their family, as well as question the dominant patriarchal social mores.
The film recently received a U/A certificate by the Indian censor board, in a landmark decision that offers hope to the Indian LGBTQ community.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better showcase for the World Premier of our film than Mardi Gras Film Festival, which is one of the oldest and most prominent film festivals celebrating its 25th edition this year. Our film not only underlines the challenges, but celebrates diversity. Audiences at the festival will get a close peek at the cultural and social conflicts Indian LGBTQ community faces even today, as well makes a strong plea for gender equality”, said Sridhar Rangayan, director of the film who has been invited by the festival to present the film.
Rangayan is also one of the Jury members to judge the ‘My Queer Career’ Australian short film competition at the festival, which is Australia’s largest competition for LGBTIQ short films.