Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta Made a Gangster Film About Vancouver. Here's Why.

The loud styling makes the film instantly iconic, especially in casting style icon Waris Ahluwahlia as Manny, the trigger-happy joker of the gang and the one daring enough to pull off neon pink and bright turquoise suits. Mehta wanted to do more than present their brash styling; she wanted to shatter stereotypes of Sikh characters who often play cabbies or doctors on screen.

A Prize Week For Authors In Canada

Yesterday it was the Giller. This morning it was the Griffin and the Weston Prizes and this weekend Word On The Street. This week is the busiest time of the year for authors, readers and the nation's...
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VIFF Opening Film Chosen

Midnight’s Children, Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s tale of India in the years after it gained independence, will be the opening film of the Vancouver International Film Festival later this month....