Featuring adult language, nudity and scenes of a sexual nature. This film has been rated 15.
Banned in India on its release in 2016 for being ‘lady-oriented’, Lipstick Under My Burkha is an unapologetically feminist film following four feisty women in small-town India. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these four women assert their rights and claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion. This important, beautiful film is about women who refuse to be confined by the restrictions placed upon their lives by others and instead chose to fight for their small freedoms where they can.
Since its release Lipstick Under My Burkha has gone on to win the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality and Glasgow Film Festival’s Audience Award.