After its international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in October, director Praveen Morchhale’s Widow Of Silence is now part of the official selection at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2019.
Directed by Praveen Morchhale, Widow Of Silence is set in conflict-ridden Kashmir and revolves around a Muslim ‘half-widow’ named Aasia whose husband is arrested and never returns.
While working hard and struggling to take care of her 11-year-old daughter and ill mother-in-law, she also attempts to get her missing husband’s death certificate from the government.
The film had its India premiere at the Kolkata International Film Festival last month and was screened again at the just concluded International Film Festival of Kerala.
In an interview with Cinestaan after the film’s premiere, Morchhale had said, “The film is based on true stories, except the climax. That is based on a real story of somebody else’s life. I have picked up bits and pieces from different sources and made one story out of this. Nothing is fictional in this.”
The 48th edition of the IFFR will be held from 23 January to 3 February 2019.
Watch the trailer of Widow Of Silence below.