VENUS

 

directed by Eisha Marjara

 

 

 I'm 14 years old. I just met my Dad. He Is a She.

 

 

Sid is under family pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and have children. When he finally finds the courage to come out as a woman, a 14 year old boy named Ralph claims to be his child. Sid is nowhere near ready to accept Ralph as a son but Ralph is intent on reconnecting with his father. Faced with Ralph’s open mindedness and acceptance, everybody will soon learn to accept one another just as they are.
 

DRAMA/COMEDY DCP/HD - 2017 - Canada - 95min

 

ORIGINAL TITLE VENUS

CAST Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers,, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Daruwalla, Gordon Warnecke

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English

PRODUCED BY Les Productions Compass

Montreal-based director Eisha Marjara first drew attention with the witty and satirical THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN. Her feature docudrama DESPERATELY SEEKING HELEN established her as a groundbreaking filmmaker. The film received the Critic’s Choice Award at the Locarno Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the München Dokumentarfilm Festival. Her German-Canadian THE TOURIST (2006) was nominated as best short at the Female Eye Film Festival and her transgender drama HOUSE FOR SALE (2012) received multiple awards at various festivals. VENUS is her first fiction feature.