Trishna (2011)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 13, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Michael Winterbottom's Trishna, a modern retelling of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Ubervilles, stars Freida Pinto as the title character, a young Indian woman who meets Jay (Riz Ahmed), the son of a rich real-estate man. He convinces her to come work in a hotel owned by his father, and because her family is in desperate need of money -- and he's charming and handsome -- she accepts. While things go well at first, she becomes pregnant and is forced to leave the job. Although Trishna tries to make it on her own as a dancer, Jay eventually returns and attempts to sweep her off her feet again. Trishna played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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British, India (subcontinent), relationship