Venue: Virtual Festival
Duration: 108 min
Director: Eisha Marjara Starring: Debargo Sanyal, Jamie Mayers, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Zena Daruwalla, Amber Goldfarb, Judy Virago, CT Thorne, Gordon Warnecke, Peter Miller Genre: comedy-drama Country: CANADA
VENUS | Director: Eisha Marjara
2018 | USA |95 MIN
SID (Debargo Sanyal) is under pressure to marry a nice Indian girl and raise a family. Sid’s “Mamaji” (Zena Daruwalla) yearns to have grandchildren. Her dreams are about to come true, but not in the way she could’ve ever imagined…
When Sid comes out as a woman, a fourteen year old boy named RALPH (Jamie Mayers) shows up at her door announcing that Sid is his dad. Ralph, surprised to discover that his biological father is now a woman, thinks having a transgender parent is “pretty cool”. But Ralph hasn’t told his mother and stepfather that he’s tracked her down. And then there is Sid’s boyfriend DANIEL (Pierre-Yves Cardinal) who has yet to tell his family of his relationship with Sid. Daniel is nowhere near ready to accept Ralph as a step son and complicate his life further.
Sid’s coming out has a snowball effect that forces everyone out of the closet and to get real. What happens when gender, generations and cultures collide to create a truly modern family?
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