Sisak, India’s Passionate Gay Film Romance Goes Beyond Words

Gay love is still pretty much a taboo topic in Indian cinema, so Faraz Arif Ansari’s 20 minute short film Sisak is already causing a buzz on social media.

Ansari couldn’t get funding from conventional sources, so turned to an Indian crowdfunding site, where he quickly raised the money he needed with the help of more than a hundred backers. Now he’s hoping to get the finished film screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Gay sex remains against the law in India, despite the emergence of an increasingly visible and vocal LGBTQI community and  legal challenges to the country’s archaic laws,  which hark back to colonial days.

Sisak is a wordless story of love and desire between two men, filmed in Mumbai.  We’re looking forward to seeing it hit the LGBTQ film festival  circuit.

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