With the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Government and the Department of Culture of the city of Moscow

Main Competition

The Barren Bride
Rukuni Koina

Director: JADAB MAHANTA
INDIA
2020, 73'

In rural Assam, India, a girl’s onset of menstruation is celebrated publicly through elaborate rituals symbolising her readiness for childbearing and marriage. But the young Gunati suffers from a disease that obstructs menstruation, placing her in a pitiable, degrading situation. She faces a dilemma, when, despite her condition, a young man proposes marriage.

Jadab Mahanta was born in 1990 in the state of Assam. In 2016 he took a Master’s Degree in Theatre Art/Drama from Dibrugarh University. As a student, he started writing lyrics, composed songs and also acted in stage plays. In 2016, he composed and directed the music album ‘Xunor Xuleng’. He started his career as the director and scriptwriter of the plays «Narakashur» (2016), «The Kite» (2017), «Makadunga» (2018), among others. « The Barren Bride» is his debut film.

ScriptProdip Borah
CameraCryptic Pot
MusicJadab Mahanta
ProducerProdip Borah,
Jadab Mahanta,
Apurba Jiban Borah
Co-producerUma da Cunha
EditorSibajit Sharma,
Anthony Joseph
CastProdip Borah,
Pradipta Hazarika,
Putul Sonowal,
Momi Gogoi
ProductionNC Productions

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