Skin Deep

Director:
Reena Mohan
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English (subtitled), 85 min, 1998, India

'Skin Deep' is an exploration of body images and self identity among contemporary urban middle class women in India: a feeling of being too dark, too fat, too old, that everyone experiences and attempts to come to terms with. The film attempts to trace the dynamics of the eternal search for the ideal feminity and how it permeates the self image of women. Shot in the form of docu-fiction, six enacted first person narratives comprise the basic structure of the film.

 
Producer:
Majlis
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
K. U. Mohanan, Ranjan Palit
Editing:
Arjun Gourisaria, Reena Mohan
Sound:
P. M. Satheesh
Actors:
Indu Vachani, Jennifer Huang, Jyothi Rani, Kunal Kapoor, Paromita Vohra, Rachel Reuben, Uma Naralkar
 
Awards and Screenings:

Screened at several film festivals in India and all over the world.