22nd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Sita Sings the Blues

In the Indian epic Ramayana, Sita, wife of the god Rama, has to undergo a series of trials to prove her fidelity to her husband. In Sita Sings the Blues, Nina dumps everything to follow her husband to India, only to find out that her act of self-sacrifice is less than welcome. In her first feature film, animator Nina Paley interlaces the story of her own divorce with a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the classic Indian epic to deliver a delicious film, filled with colors, music, emotion and good humor.

 

Director: Nina Paley
Screenwriter: Nina Paley
Voice cast: Manish Acharya, Aseem Chhabra, Deepti Gupta, Aladdin Ullah

 

USA, Color, English, 82'