Closets (Almariyaan)

Nominated for

Best Director

Directed by

Jiya Bhardwaj

18' • India • 2020

Language:

Hindi, English

Closets (Almariyaan) is a journey of a middle - class Indian couple who work on learning and accepting their son's sexuality and help make a comfortable ground for him to come out of " the closet" , but when the actual truth comes out, they can't come to terms with it. A perfect satire to bring out the importance and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community in India in the current times, the film is a fun ride that leaves you with thinking about much more than it projects.