Lecture: Meenakshi Shedde. Film: DEVI


Thursday, 18.01.2024, 8 pm

Meenakshi Shedde (Mumbai)
Goddess in a Trap

DEVI is an aching tour de force, a family drama centering around a faith vs. reason debate. Ray daringly addresses a variation of the Oedipus complex, where a feudal father-in-law, by declaring that his beautiful daughter-in-law is the Hindu goddess Kali incarnate, and worshipping her, in a sense, “obtains” his daughter-in-law for himself.

Meenakshi Shedde, an independent film curator based in Mumbai, India.

Screening: DEVI (THE GODDESS), India 1960, 94 min.


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