Memories in March
Part of the Asian Reflections summer film series
Dir. Sanjoy Nag
India, 2010 l 104 min.
In Hindi and English with English subtitles
A bereaved mother, art curator Arati Mishra is dumbstruck by the news of the accidental death of her only son, Siddharth. She goes from Delhi to Kolkata to carry out her son's last rites and to reclaim his belongings. Over her three-day stay at her son's office-apartment, heavy with memories, Arati is shaken out of her initial grief as she discovers through Sid's coworkers and friends a person different in ways that she knew him as his mother. As Arati absorbs the newly uncovered relationship that her son had with coworker Ornob, she and Ornob work their way to a mutual understanding and share their grief as well as fond memories of the Sid they both knew, albeit separately.