A Western Sydney Indian-Australian couple navigate their family and society’s expectations as the husband comes out, from executive-producer Dev Patel.
As second-generation Indians in Parramatta, Vir and Nitya were achieving everything that was expected of them – professional careers, marriage and a down payment for a home. But as Vir inches closer to fulfilling his parents’ dreams, he realises he can no longer ignore his own desires. A moving film about self-discovery and identity, Sahela beautifully captures a gay man and his wife’s connection with each other, tethered by their shared experiences living lives shaped by the people around them.
Content warning: contains depictions of homophobia and homophobic language
Producer Tayyab Madni in attendance for a Q&A. Followed by an Australian Showcase after party in the Johnnie Walker Festival Bar. Film-only tickets are also available.