Festival of Lights Poster

Release Date: November 9th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
An immigrant family moves to Queens and rediscovers their Guyanese heritage.

Cast: Melinda Shankar, Aidan Quinn, Ritu Singh Pande, Stephen Hadeed Jr., Nandanie Dudhnath, Isabella A. Santos, Kamla Bhagroo, Puneet Prasad

Director: Shundell Prasad

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Truly Indie

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It opens our eyes to a subculture about which most of us know very little, but it is so unsteady in its focus that interest wanes. show more

  • A novel cultural focus, highlighting Guyanese citizens of Indian ancestry, isn't enough to sustain interest in the lifeless film, which will attract few outside the Indo-Guyanese community. show more

  • Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience. show more

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