Canadian Tamil Roobha is a stunning young trans-woman struggling to find her place after being ostracised by her family. One night while dancing in a redneck bar she has a chance encounter with Tamil bar owner and ‘straight’ married man, Anthony, (played by Jesuthasan Antonythasan of Dheepan fame). This leads to an intense love affair, but their blissful relationship is put to the test as Roobha is forced to deal with transgender stigma present in their community and Anthony’s familial affiliation and ailing health. Lenin M. Sivam’s latest film is beautifully realised and a unique romantic tale exploring the complexities of gender identities, romance and immigrant loneliness.
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Q&A with actor Jesuthasan Antonythasan
London | Picturehouse Central
June 21, 2019 9:00 pm
London | SOAS University of London
June 24, 2019 6:45 pm
Director: Lenin M. Sivam
Starring: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Amrit Sandhu, Thenuka Kantharajah
Run time: 91 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18
Language: Tamil, English with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: Canada