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If You Dare Desire

If You Dare Desire imagines the life Swapna and Shucheta could have had together, as they travel far from their village into the unknown. A departure from the “happily ever after” story; the girls endure poverty and fear the constant threat of being found out. Still, their determination and the kindness from the people they meet on their journey offers them the chance to carve out a small world for their love and survival. Gorgeous shots of lonely landscapes and suffocated cities are juxtaposed with scenes of tenderness between the two lovers, tempering grief with hope.

This film is rated PG and is shown in Bengali and English with English subtitles. ASL interpretation is available at both the screening and Artist Q&A.

Director in attendance.

Showtimes

Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 9:00 pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre—VCT
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Screening Sponsors
Delta Air Lines, Downtown Vancouver BIA