Director: V.T. Nayani Run Time: 87 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: K. Devery Jacobs, Priya Guns, Ali Momen, Muraly Srinarayanathas, Alex Joseph, Brittany Leborgne, Janisa Weekes
Led by star and co-writer Devery Jacobs (RESERVATION DOGS), THIS PLACE explores the stories of two women in Toronto: Kawenniióhstha, a half-Iranian, half-Mohawk poet searching for her estranged father, and Malai, a Tamil graduate student grappling with her own father’s alcoholism.
Connected by complexities of heritage and heartache, a profound bond blooms between the women in director V. T. Nayani’s artful debut. What results is an intricately crafted narrative that warmly bridges the gaps between their two worlds and embraces love across the intricacies of life.