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Earth

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Earth

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
101 minutes
performer:
Nandita Das, Maia Sethna
director:
Deepa Mehta
distributor:
New Yorker Films
genre:
Foreign Language, Sci-fi and Fantasy, Drama

We gave it an A

It’s 1947, the British are leaving India, and the newly liberated country is on the verge of being torn apart by bloody religious conflict. At the center of it is a disabled little girl (Sethna) from a privileged Parsee family, whose beloved Hindu nanny (Das) begins a heartrendingly doomed love affair with a young Muslim. Earth, the latest offering from Deepa Mehta (Fire) is so visually lush and liltingly paced that its sudden violence and ultimate tragedy seem all the more deeply wounding. A

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