Official Opening: LADIES ONLY (2021)
Ladies Only is a captivating documentary which takes you on board a packed local train in Mumbai, India. The carriage we’re on is for ladies only. Director Rebana Liz John gets talking with several passengers in the women’s carriage, and invites them to talk about their own lives. What makes them angry? What do they want to accomplish in life?
An intimate, engaging and clear-cut documentary in beautiful black and white, which really gets under the skin of its many subjects. The women being interviewed are from all ages and walks of life, ensuring a wholeness in the film’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today in the world’s second most populated country. Ladies Only won an award at this year’s Berlinale, and has not previously been screened in Norway.
This will be the official opening film of the first edition of Femfilm Oslo. State Secretary Gry Haugsbakken will officiate the opening before the screening. Filmmaker Rebana John will be present for a Q&A immediately after the screening.
|Original Title:||Ladies Only|
|Year of production:||2021|
|Country of origin:||India|
|Langauges:||Hindi speech, English subtitles|
|Running time:||1h 12m + welcome speech and Q&A|
|Director:||Rebana Liz John|
|Screenplay:||Rebana Liz John|
|Cinematography:||Milann Tress John|
|Producer:||Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Kunsthochschule Für Medien Köln|