SALMA MOVES FROM HIGH PRAISE AT SUNDANCE TO
THE SCREENS OF BERLIN
, the latest release by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto (PINK SARIS, SISTERS IN LAW, ROUGH AUNTIES), now moves from sold out screenings at Sundance to the Berlin International Film Festival, where it has also been nominated for the CINEMA Fairbindet Award. SALMA is the only film to be selected from Sundance to also screen in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and will play February 8-16. Kim Longinotto and Salma will also be in attendance.
The extraordinary outpouring of anger and solidarity now sweeping India in the wake of the Delhi rape case, is the culmination of a long, slow-boiling resistance to the victimization of women that stretches across the sub-continent. Among those at the forefront of this wave is the Tamil poet Salma, who, through her writing and by her own example, has shown how courage and creativity can triumph against an endemic misogyny.
John Anderson of Variety says: "Longinotto captures the moments that reveal much, but couldn't be articulated through interview questions or dialogue. SALMA, for all its celebration of a life lived against the grain, has a sweet strain of melancholy that resonates, and suggests the story isn't over."
Fariha Roisin of The Huffington Post says: "It's very rare that something can resonate and leave me in an overwrought state of fulfillment like this film did...Salma's tale is an extraordinary one to follow...I walked away with a resounding hope."
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To book SALMA for a festival or screening or for more information, contact Kristen Fitzpatrick.