India 2011, 93 min, Hindi, Hebrew & English subtitles
One day Josna and Hasina just up and did it—left their remote home village and moved to the big city. In their tiny apartment in New Delhi, they try to build a new life for themselves. They are torn between thoughts of the family they left behind, the desire to enjoy all the things they couldn’t do under their parents’ and brothers’ watch, and the dream of starting their own families. And so they fight and yell and make up to fight another day.
For five years, the camera captured every intimate moment of the sisters’ lives. One is responsible, rational and tormented—the other detached, bemused and selfish. Documented at point-blank range, the crises, reconciliations, romances and breakups allow the viewers to feel the sisters’ growing pains.
Previous Festivals:IDFA, Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, New Delhi, PLANETE DOC Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Production Company: Bee Pee Motion Pictures
Editing: Tamal Chakraborty
An alumnus of SRFTI, Bishnu Dev Halder’s films include Bagher Bachcha, Pratyabartan, I was Born In Delhi, and The Diary of a Refugee. He's won a National Film Award, has been nominated at IDFA, and he's had his work telecasted on National Geographic, NHK, and YLE.