Margarita, with a Straw

Choone Chali Aasman


St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Wed, Apr 15, 2015 9:50 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 26, 2015 3:35 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Margarita with a Straw
Programs:World Cinema
Cine Global
Women and Film
LGBTQ Currents
Tags:Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Show me the Love
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Bes Actress Kalki Koechlin - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
NETPAX Award - Toronto International Film Festival
Print Source:108 Media
Director:Shonali Bose
Cinematographer:Anne Misawa
Screenwriter:Shonali Bose
Nilesh Maniyar
Editor:Monisha R Baldawa
Principal Cast:Kalki Koechlin
Sayani Gupta


Undeterred by her cerebral palsy, Laila is a young free spirit living in Delhi ready to explore the world. An aspiring writer, she receives a scholarship to study in New York City, and her world opens up to new experiences including opportunities of sexual discovery. At a Occupy protest she meets and becomes fast friends with a fiery activist.

Director Shonali Bose treats Laila personal journey—from her disability to her blossoming relationship with another woman—with an honesty and respect that is rare on the big screen.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.