CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Terrible Children

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English, French, Danish
Run Time: 57 minutes

Terrible Children
Terrible Children
Terrible Children
Terrible Children

In TERRIBLE CHILDREN, director Shanti Thakur shares a deeply personal account. Her father, Hari, gives her a letter written by his dad that he didn’t open for 20 years. When he hands it to her, he says, “maybe you can do something with this.” Spoiler alert, she does. Thakur discovers her father was banished by his family for marrying her mother, a woman from Denmark. She learns numerous stories about her father’s intergenerational trauma and forging a new path for himself. This documentary explores many themes and topics, from masculinity and race to the partition of India in 1947. Thakur brilliantly blends different facets of storytelling into one stunning documentary. —N.A.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 2:35 PM

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 11:50 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

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46th CIFF College Program

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Ad Hoc Docs Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Shanti Thakur

Shanti Thakur

Shanti Thakur

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Shanti Thakur

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