Anatomy of Violence


The Main 4 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 7:00 PM
The Main 4 Fri, Apr 28, 2017 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women and Film
Women Directors
Women's Issues
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2016
Runtime:93 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Hamilton-Mehta Productions Inc.
Director:Deepa Mehta
Producer:David Hamilton
Executive Producers: Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
Trudy Styler
Celine Rattray
Cinematographer:Maithili Venkataraman
Screenwriter:Deepa Mehta
Editor:Darby MacInnis
Principal Cast:Vansh Bhardwaj
Tia Bhatia
Janki Bisht
Seema Biswas
Mahesh Saini
Jagjeet Sandhu
Mukti Das
Suman Jha
Davinder Singh
Ramanjit Kaur
Debina Rakshit
Zorawar Shukla
Filmography:Heaven on Earth ('08)
Beeba Boys ('15)


Actress Tia Bhatia Attending

From one of India’s most celebrated directors, Deepa Mehta, comes this profound analysis of one of the country’s most notorious atrocities: the gang rape of a 23-year-old woman on a bus in Dehli. Five men on board and the driver raped her, beat her male companion, and threw them into the street. The woman died of her injuries two weeks later. Without knowing the specifics of her last moments, Mehta sought to take a thoroughly different approach to the story, and working with theater artist Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry, improvised with her actors to create the script. Seeking to delve into the sociological and psychological roots of the men’s actions, while contrasting with the victim’s life, the result is a challenging and insightful hybrid of fact and fiction. “[I]t may haunt you for weeks.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Director’s Biography

Deepa Mehta: “I do hope that [Anatomy of Violence] brings up discussion about how society is complicit in how we bring up our children…,” says Deepa Mehta in the Toronto Star. Her films Bollywood/Hollywood ('02), Water ('05), Midnight’s Children ('12), and Beeba Boys ('15) have all appeared at MSPIFF.

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