Winner! 2022 Independent Spirit Award – Best First Feature
One Week Only!
Set up on a pre-arranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi and Rita seemingly have nothing in common, making for an afternoon that, while pleasant enough, couldn’t be any more awkward. He’s conservative and clearly nervous, while she’s doing her best to politely keep on smiling. But then the unthinkable happens: As the COVID outbreak intensifies, the shelter-in-place mandate is issued, forcing Ravi to spend the night at Rita’s place. Before long, he sees that she’s not the traditional and straightlaced girl of his dreams she initially pretended to be. As their time stuck together stretches towards a full week, though, Ravi and Rita develop an unlikely bond in this surefire hit from this year’s Tribeca Festival, an impressive directorial debut executive-produced by the Duplass Brothers that’s sweet, quirky, heartfelt, and genuinely funny.
USA, 2021, 86 minutes, Directed by Roshan Sethi
“Just because 7 Days knows the beats of the classic rom-com, that doesn't make it a cover version. Instead, it's a delightfully new riff, one filled with cultural specificities and timeliness.”– Richard Whittaker, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“7 DAYS takes a warm, witty look at the kinds of companionship that can emerge even — or especially — in the most unromantic, pragmatic of circumstances.”– Devika Girish, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“It’s a clever premise, and this movie spins some sweet comedy out of it.”– Nick Allen, ROGEREBERT.COM
“7 DAYS holds the familiar shape of other COVID-influenced creations and classic rom-coms, and its warmth and charm make it a darling entry in both categories.”– Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE
“Comes across a bit like a modern-day ‘When Harry Met Sally’ but taking a very specific look at traditional Indian values and mixing them with modern American ones.”– Edward Douglas, THE WEEKEND WARRIOR
“A resourceful, entertaining romp…cleverly executed, warm and charming…one funny, insightful package.”– Gary Goldstein, LOS ANGELES TIMES