It’s every woman’s journey, from moth to butterfly.

The story of Sandcastle is every woman’s journey, from moth to butterfly, to reach out and find their inner voice. The story of a rebel, breaking out of the cocoon of societal pressure and finding her place in society.

“[The film] focuses on women’s place in Indian society, somewhere between increasing freedom and lasting tradition” – TheFword

“The break from tradition is hard and paved with taunts from her husband, advice from the parents and lots of raised eyebrows when Sheila attempts to do her own thing.” – Amodini’s Movie Reviews

“Nominated for awards at the London International Film Festival, Tenerife International Film Festival, and selected for screening at Hollywood’s LA Femme Film Festival, Sandcastle is a timely film given the vast amount of media attention being given the state of women’s rights in India and, in particular, the always present and now in focus problem of sexual violence in India.” – The Independent Critic

Winner: Best Cinematography – Tenerife International Film Festival

Winner: Best Cinematography – Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Features Shahana Chatterjee (Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow), Uditvanu Das (Chhutii Aar Picnic), Malvika Jethwani (

2013 / 83 minutes / color / English and Hindi (urdu) w/English sub-titles / A film by Shomshuklla Das (Flowers and Lap of a Rose)


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