The teaser of Ladies and Gentlewomen, a documentary directed by Malini Jeevarathnam, is out. It explores the story of two lesbian lovers, Tija and Bija. It is reportedly based on the Tamil folktale of Pappathi and Karupaayi. The film is presented by Pa Ranjith.
Now this one grabs ur curiosity!! Not a single frame revealed but still gets ur attention! Power of storytelling. Best wishes @Malinitheevira @beemji @justin_tunes and entire team of #LADIESANDGENTLEWOMEN https://t.co/qZG4Iwipb5
— Editor PraveenKl (@Cinemainmygenes) January 16, 2018
In the trailer, two voices are heard – a man’s and a woman’s. It begins with the woman saying it’s the story of a king and a queen and the man immediately quips that it’s an old plot, told many times. Then she says, “Here’s another story. There lived a queen, and she looked at another queen.” The man responds, “It must be an English movie.” The woman then confirms that no, it’s a Tamil film.
Music is composed by Justin Prabhakaran and the film’s editor is Pravin Baskar. The film has received appreciation at the Norway Tamil Film Festival and the Pune International Queer Film Festival.
Here’s the trailer: