Global CINEMAspectives Film & Discussion Series
Monsoon Wedding (2001, India)
The film's central story concerns a father who is trying to organize an enormous, chaotic and expensive wedding for his daughter, Aditi, for whom he has arranged a marriage with a man she has known for only a few weeks. As so often happens in Punjabi culture, such a wedding means that, for one of the few times each generation, the extended family comes together from all corners of the globe including India, Australia, Oman, and the United States, bringing its emotional baggage along. The four-day arrangements and celebrations will see clumsy organization, family parties and drama, dangers to the happy end of the wedding and lots of music in this film, which won the Golden Lion award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Ian Wilson, Asian Studies Program, will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.