For Real shows how other cultures have influence Asian filmfest
Fourteen years in, the Vancouver Asian Film Festival is emphazing the growing blend of cultural influences between Asia and the west.
It goes a long way to explaining why New York-based actor Sarita Choudhury and her latest drama For Real are kicking off four days of screenings Thursday.
For Real, in which she stars as a troubled middle class mother to an imaginative little girl, was filmed in India by New York University-trained writer-director Sona Jain, who takes some stylistic cues from the work of Spain’s Pedro Almodovar.
“I was playing a very depressed mother who was much more rigid than I am,” she says. “I had wanted to go back to India and do something. I’ve never relly lived there, and this was playing a woman who grew up in London, and then moved to Delhi to raise her family.”