Saturday, June 4, 20:00 Cinematheque 2
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
or click on English menu and select the date at the Cinematheque web site
Life is a Moment
Directors: Tonje Gjevjon, Sanjay Sharma
Cast: Yuvraaj Parashar, Kapil Sharma
India/Norway, 2015, 94 min., English and Hindi w/ English subtitles
This surprising LGBT film was made following its makers meeting each other at the 2011 TLVFest: Indian actors Yuvraaj Parashar and Kapil Sharma were presenting their film DUNNO Y, while Norwegian lesbian band The Hungry Hearts performed, and presented their short films. The outcome is this colorful, extraordinary collaboration bringing together Bollywood camp and the sub-zero temperatures of Norwegian climate.
Two young men, a Pakistani and a Norwegian, run into each other at an Oslo sauna. Aryan has arrived in the country to marry his fiancée, while Ashley is a male prostitute. Despite the significant cultural and political differences between their countries, the two fall in love. Having formed a relationship with Ashley, Aryan becomes acquainted with the Norwegian LGBT community, in particular with the members of lesbian group The Hungry Hearts, who assist him to accept his sexuality and come out of the closet. This movie is a colorful clash of civilizations that is absolutely hilarious.
The Hungry Hearts band members in attendance.