NYC FILM: “Amu” – Now Playing!

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AMU

OPENS MAY 25th in New York
OPENS JUNE 15th in Los Angeles

exclusively in New York at:
Cinema Village (22 E. 12th Street)
and The ImaginAsian (through May 30 only) (239 E. 59th Street)

OFFICIAL SELECTION –
Toronto Intl Film Fest

OFFICIAL SELECTION –
Berlin Intl Film Fest

WINNER –
National Award India (Best Director, Best English Language Film)

AMU comes to the U.S. after its controversial run in India, where it was censored for its brave indictment of the Indian government’s role in the Delhi riots that followed the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Sikhs.

Received with critical acclaim during its Canadian and Indian theatrical runs, Shonali Bose’s feature film debut presents a contemporary and politically volatile tale of a young Indian-American woman’s search for the truth about her past. The protagonist Kaju Roy has returned to India to visit her relatives and spends much of her time touring Delhi with college student Kabir. As she visits the slums and crowded markets of the capital city, Kaju experiences haunting feelings of deja vu. Compelled by her startling visions, she investigates the circumstances of her birth parents’ death and her own adoption. Against the pleas of her adopted mother, Kaju – torn between her loving adopted family and the faded memories of her birth parents – embarks on an emotional journey for answers as to who she is and where she comes from. Though hindered by long-held secrets and witnesses who refuse to revisit the past, Kaju’s difficult search for the truth brings to light surprising revelations from those closest to her and draws her unexpectedly nearer to a tragic event in India’s history.

“I loved Amu. It is courageous, honest, compelling. A must see film!” – Mira Nair

“I really think it is one of the best Indian films I have seen.” – Deepa Mehta

Watch the trailer here.