Last week I was lucky enough to watch two documentaries on Indian subjects back-to-back at Hot Docs, Toronto’s documentary film festival.
Despite the Gods is filmmaker Penny Vozniak’s documentary about writer-director Jennifer Lynch’s eight-month experience filming a movie in India. The movie in question ended up being Hisss starring Mallika Sherawat, which I haven’t seen, but you can read Filmigirl’s generous review of it here. Despite the Gods had its world premiere last night at the HotDocs film festival in Toronto, with Penny Vozniak, Jennifer Lynch and Jennifer’s daughter Syd in attendance. I’m not sure how much appeal it would hold for a general audience, but I think people who are either interested in the process of filmmaking, in Bollywood, or in India generally, would enjoy the documentary. For someone like me, who likes all three, the film was very entertaining indeed.