South Asian Film Festival
With help from a community and a past she has shunned, Anamika, a young woman from a mixed marriage (Kalki Koechlin, Margarita with a Straw, SAFF 2015; Waiting, SAFF 2016), returns home to deal with her estranged mother’s (Deepti Naval) onset of dementia and the scars of her childhood. Mother and daughter, strangers for over a decade, find themselves thrown together once again, and “Ana” is forced to become daughter and mother, caregiver and secretary. Around her, in the neighborhood she escaped so long ago, Anamika begins to discover a woman she never knew at home, alive in memory, in anecdote, and in Hindustani classical music she doesn’t understand. Powerhouse performances help make this Indian-British-American co-production a delicate, poignant, and timeless story of a difficult yet special parent-child relationship, and a charmingly protective neighborhood. Goldfish is a remarkable drama about memory, music, mental health, and identity.
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UK/India/USA, 2022, 103 min, Directed by Pushan Kripalani, In English
“A great story which is hugely relevant…Kalki Koechlin and Deepti Naval bring [it] to life in a fierce but sensitive manner…”– Rebecca Cherry, FILM CARNAGE