Film - Program 1 Filmfest 2021


Directed by Apoorva Satish


Director: Apoorva Satish
Section: Program 1
Country: India, Czech Republic
Year: 2020
Language: Tamil
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Tarunya Satish, Harish Kumar, Mona Kakade, Balaji Rajashekar
18+ (no age rating)

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This film is shown as part of program 1.

Kanya feels at home in the water. She’s a swimming champion with a promising career in sports. Her world collapses when she gets her first period and her family demands that she partake in a traditional Indian ritual that will complete her transition to womanhood. A swimming competition is planned for the same day, however, and Kanya has a mind of her own.

  • Duration: 15 Min.

Meet the director


Apoorva Satish

Apoorva Satih is from Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Her travels to Sri Lanka, Israel, Italy, Jordan, the Czech Republic, England and the United States informed her initial experiences as a director. In 2016, she was one of 20 young filmmakers selected to attend the International Filmmaking Academy in Bologna. With her graduation film, KANYA, she concluded her studies at the FAMU film school in Prague.


Screenplay: Apoorva Satish, Vidhya Iyer
Director of Photography: Faraz Alam
Film Editor: Lucie Hecht
Composer: Susha
Production Designer: Jennifer Margaret Bailey
Costume Design: Sailaja Chalapath
Sound design: Vojtěch Zavadil
Producer: Apoorva Satish, Michal Sikora
Production Company: Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
Co-Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha