Before Life After Death
Anshul TIWARI Singapore 136 mins PG13 (Some Mature Content) World Premiere
A rebellious female student and a reticent middle-aged gynaecologist strike up an unlikely bond rooted in mutual comfort as they each confront a life-altering incident.
Gauri, a student, is dating a worker at her father’s hawker stall. One day, she discovers she is pregnant—news that worsens the fractured relationship with her father and stepmother. During a visit to the gynaecologist’s clinic, Gauri strikes a chord with her doctor, Radhika, who is struggling to come to terms with a huge loss in her life. Their unlikely bond proves to be a welcome change in both their lives.
While critiquing social inequalities and mental health stigma, Before Life After Death highlights the democracy of dreams and the complex process of grief and healing through the circumstances of its two female leads.
Anshul TIWARI is a Singapore-based Indian director, screenwriter and editor. He has directed more than 30 documentaries and award-winning short films. These include Wabi Sabi (2015) and Bin Bulaaye (2019), which was named Best Short Film at the 21st Mumbai Film Festival.