India. Highly Recommended
I was riding to work one day and was wondering if it is possible to make a decent movie without interpersonal conflict and with only nice people and no bad guy in it. Then that evening I saw this film, which is just such a movie. This is the one Marion mentions when asked what good movies she has seen. Set in rural, which is to say impoverished, India. It is in the present day, there are scenes of people on computers and cell phones, but for the most part people’s lives seem to be from early last century. A really sweet devout couple who have little money want to do the Hadj. Complications ensue.
This movie is why to go to the film festival. It drills right into life as it is lived in another culture with no apparent artificiality.