Filmed in the dense streets and neighbourhoods of Ambedkar Nagar, a working class district of New Delhi, 'Yeh Freedom Life' (This Freedom Life) tries to keep up with its protagonists Sachi and Parveen, as they manoeuvre erratic and unpredictable love.
One of them works at a local beauty parlour, the other runs the family's small cigarette counter at a crowded intersection. They are surrounded by a cacophonous city; they are both in love with other women. The film stays with them and their desire for 'freedom lives', outside society and family's constant scrutiny and sanction.
But this ‘freedom life’ also leaves them vulnerable to the precariousness of love, when it refuses such constraints.
Dir. Priya Sen - 70min - 2019 - India - Language: Hindi - Subtitles: English
"looks at queer relationships in their most elemental ingredients: passion, jealousy and intimacy...Yeh Freedom Life is an important document of a slice of queer life rarely captured onscreen." - The Guardian