Babylon Sisters

Category: feature
Director: Gigi Roccati
Country: Italy, Croatia
Year: 2016
Length: 85'
Production Status: completed


A young Indian family, the Kumars, live subletting a dilapidated apartment in a run down building in the Trieste docks area with other illegal immigrant families; they have been notified to leave the apartment The community includes Chinese Ms. Fong, Croatian Marinka and her two children, Turkish musicians Besim and Lule and a grumpy old Italian older man who hates everyone, Professor Leo. They are all determined not to leave their homes. While Ashok Kumar is faced with his stormy past he's trying to make right, Shanti, his beautiful wife, soon unveils her talent as a singer and a dancer in the Bollywood style... With the help of social worker Laura, Shanti and her fellow tenants will give life to a project of a dance school in their neighborhood bringing moments of joy and hope to all, and sorting out their eviction notice in the process.

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