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An at times joyous and inspiring tale of an older woman challenging society's narrow expectations of her. Mrs Sharma is the quiet 'ideal' wife of a government official living in a modest two story house in the small town of Allahabad. 

When her husband suddenly dies, she is expected to follow Indian custom and move in with her son and grandchildren - but she has other plans. Mrs Sharma wants to grasp the little joys of life that, although innocent in themselves, begin a rapid rippling of gossip that causes familial tensions and soon threatens to curtail her new found freedoms.

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Fancy a meal or drinks before your film? Book now for KILN - serving hot food until 6pm, with last bookings 5.30pm, and serving bar snacks, mezze boards, desserts and drinks until 8pm. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. Please read our new Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.