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BUY TICKETS     Thursday, 4 December – 8.30pm – The Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA

A fiercely uncompromising look at the underbelly of Delhi and its dwellers is – while never pretty – a pleasant surprise pulling more rabbits out of its dilapidated hat with every new twist of the story.Screen Daily

Premiering in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, the section for original and distinctive works, the first feature from writer/director Kanu Behl is part of the current wave of socially realistic Indian cinema, revealing the real urban India.

In the badlands of Delhi’s underbelly, Titli (meaning “Butterfly”) the youngest member of a violent car-jacking brotherhood, plots a desperate bid to escape the “family” business. His schemes are thwarted when he is married off against his will. But Titli finds an unlikely ally in his new wife, Neelu, who nurtures her own frustrated dreams.

Gritty yet stylised, the casting of non-actors in many main roles brings a striking authenticity to this stunning debut.