Lipstick Under My Burkha

7.15pm Thu

Asia in Focus

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava


Opening Night Gala with live entertainment and special guest Aahana Kumra

Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom.
Though stifled and trapped by conservative conventions, these four women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion.

Based in Mumbai, India, Aahana Kumra is a popular theatre, Bollywood and television actress. She plays one of the four leading ladies in Lipstick Under My Burkha, one of the most discussed films of 2017 – highly controversial and initially banned in India despite winning multiple awards at international film festivals.



Audaciously outspoken about women's sexual desires and fantasies, both visually and verbally.

Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Special Guest

Deckchair Cinema

117 mins
Hindi with English subtitles
Comedy, Drama
Grand Jury Prize
Festival International de Films de Femmes