Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY banner, which is devoted to increase filmmakers of shade and ladies, has unveiled its newest slate together with the movies Donkeyhead and Definition Please. Each will premiere on January 21 on Netflix within the U.S., U.Okay., Australia, and New Zealand.
The trailer for Donkeyhead, directed by and starring Agam Darshi, has debuted forward of its streaming launch. You may watch it above.
The movie, which had its world premiere on the Mosaic Worldwide South Asian Movie Competition on the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, tackles the Punjabi Sikh expertise in Canada. Right here’s the synopsis: “‘Donkeyhead’ is a movie whose title references a time period of endearment utilized by Punjabi mother and father in the direction of their kids. Starring, written and directed by Darshi, the movie follows Mona, a failed author who carves out a lifetime of isolation whereas caring for her ailing Sikh father. When he suffers a debilitating stroke, her three profitable siblings present up on her doorstep decided to take management of the state of affairs.”
English-Canadian writer-director and star Darshi most just lately starred in Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta’s Humorous Boy, which earned her a Canadian Display screen Award nomination for Finest Supporting Actress.
The movie obtained 4 awards at its world premiere together with Finest Fiction Function and Finest Canadian Function. Darshi additionally seems in Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director Ava DuVernay’s upcoming HBO Max sequence DMZ.
Darshi just lately advised Variety that the movie attracts inspiration from the talky household films of Noah Baumbach, and is a household dramedy wrought from her personal experiences coping together with her father as he underwent chemotherapy. Donkeyhead additionally offers with stress that South Asian households place on their kids to have profitable careers. “The stress to have a profitable profession, whether or not it’s being a health care provider or author, no matter you select, it’s very excessive,” stated Darshi. “It’s, in quite a lot of methods, maintaining with the Joneses. After which while you add the truth that it’s an immigrant household, it’s even greater.”
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