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Toronto International Short Film Festival

Hamilton Film Festival

Reel Asian Film Festival

Charlotte Film Festival


2016 Short Film

12 min


Mourning the death of her mother, Laila Mistry invites family for a traditional Indo-Persian feast.  Instead of finding solace in the rituals of cooking, she has an identity crisis that threatens her marriage.  Only the unraveling of a family secret restores harmony to her household.


Written & Directed by Niara Modi

Produced by Laura Nordin & Emily Andrews

Cinematographer Kris Belchevski

Starring Tara Nicodemo, Jason Weinberg, Yael Leon, Anusree Roy, Elisa Moolecherry, Lara Arabian