‘Water’ creates waves at Toronto Film Festival

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Indian origin filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s “Water” created waves at the 30th annual Toronto International Film Festival when it was screened at its gala opening in this Canadian city.The story of “Water” – the third in Deepa Mehta’s elements trilogy that includes the 1996 film “Fire” and the 1998 film “Earth” – revolves around an eight-year-old child bride in pre-Independence India who is sent to a widow’s ashram after her husband’s death.
The film was screened Sep 8 at the opening of the 10-day festival that includes 335 entries from 52 countries, reported South Asia Observer.The shooting of “Water” in 2000 in Varanasi, India, had been disrupted by radical Hindus. She eventually finished shooting the film in Sri Lanka.