132 MIN
July 11th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

In 1996 Punjab, India, Canadian-born Jassi falls in love with Mithu, a rickshaw driver beneath her social status. Their attraction is pure and unconditional, but is it strong enough to fìght the dictates imposed by Jassi’s family and Punjabi society? With his fìrst fìlm set in India, Tarsem Singh Dhandwar returns to the big screen to tell the shocking true-life tale of a young couple desperate to be together.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Ashwin Varde, Rajesh Bahl, Sanjay Grover, Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Director: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Script: Amit Rai
Director of Photography: Brendan Galvin
Production Design: Tanisha Goswami
Music: Kanwar Grewal
Sound: Shahaab Alam
Editing: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Cast: Pavia Sidhu, Yugam Sood, Kanwar Grewal
Production: T-Series, Wakaoo Films, Creative Strokes

Platform Prize, Toronto IFF, Canada, 2023, Silver Yusr Award, for Best film, Red Sea FF, Saudi Arabia, 2023, Michael Dwyer Discovery Award, Dublin IFF, Ireland, 2024.

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar
Tarsem Singh Dhandwar was born in Jalandhar, India, and studied film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has directed music videos for artists including En Vogue, R.E.M., Suzanne Vega, Lou Reed, and Lady Gaga. He’s also directed movies including The Cell (2000), the festival selection The Fall (2006), and Mirror, Mirror (2012). Dear Jassi (2023) is his latest film.

The Cell (2000), Footbattle (short, 2004), The Fall (2006), Immortals (2011), Mirror Mirror (2012), Self/less (2015), Emerald City (TV series, 2017), Dear Jassi (2023).