Archive Cinema City 2008.

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues

Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Year: 2008.
Duration: 82 min

Director: Nina Paley
Scenario: Nina Paley

Cast: Annette Hanshaw, Aseem Chhabra, Manish Acharya, Bhavana Nagulapally, Reena Shah

Programme selection: Animatrix

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."

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