Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"


Lock and Key

Directed by SHILPI GULATI | 83' | India



Five addicts at a rehabilitation center in Punjab, India, are helping families recover from the rampant drug problem in the state. While they struggle to establish new relationships with their pasts, their partners strive to redefine the meaning of love and the labor of everyday life.



Shilpi Gulati is a filmmaker based out of New Delhi. Her body of work largely engages with gender, identity and oral narratives of regional communities in India. While her independent projects Dere tun Dilli (2012) and Inside Out (2010) have been screened at various festivals internationally, her film Qissa-e Parsi won her the National Film Award for the Best Ethnographic Film of 2014. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Cinema Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

FSA Year :   2017
Runtime :  83'
Language :   English, Hindi, Punjabi,
Country :   India,
Director :   SHILPI GULATI
Producer :  Sehajdeep Singh, Simardeep Singh
Release Year :   2017


Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2017
Award: Special Mention