Water is a widow’s story. She’s 7. The widow is 7. Years old.
Heartbroken yet? Me too.
The story is set in India during Ghandi’s lifetime and tells the tale of the 7 year old widow, Chuyia. After her husband dies she is sent to an ashram for widows. She is befriended by another young widow who is forced to work as a prostitute to support the ashram.
Silent Waters from Pakistan is a similar movie from just a little later, after the partition. Watch that one too.
Here is the trailer:
Rent this movie.
Did I mention how completely fabulous the soundtrack is? I need it. I need it now!
Also, buy tissues.