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Mirror (Ayena)

Documentary 1h 10m 2022

Available from 12:00 pm, 11th Mar to 11:59 am, 13th Mar 2022

A momentary act of revenge transformed the lives of two young Indian women forever. After surviving an acid attack, while carrying scars of human brutality on their faces, both Ritu and Faraha learn daily to redefine their lives through a sea of odd currents.

Strangely enough, Ritu’s scars also brought her some fame. She occasionally finds herself talking on television, modelling at fashion events, or featuring in a Bollywood film… still, she often feels lonely. She wants to be loved and embraces an ambiguous relationship with a fellow female acid attack survivor. On the other hand, Faraha has come to terms with her post-attack singlehood and her new lease of life. As she begins to enjoy freedom and independence, a desire to become a mother slowly brews within her.

By intertwining shadows and lights, and hope and hopelessness in Ritu and Faraha’s lives, Mirror becomes a mirror in which we can also see our own reflections.

Director

Siddhant Sarin

Co-Director

Debankon S. Solanky

Producer

Siddhant Sarin

Co-Producer

Arunas Matelis

Co-Producer

Sarah Kang

Screenwriter

Siddhant Sarin

Cinematographer

Siddhant Sarin

Cinematographer

Debankon S. Solanky

Sound Designer

Israel Banuelos

Sound Designer

Piyush Shah

Languages

Hindi, Urdu

Countries

India, Lithuania, South Korea

Studios

Teh Films, Studio Nominum, Seesaw Pictures