Heaven on Earth

Details
Genre:
Drama
Run Times:
106 min
Language:
English, Punjabi (w. English Subtitles)
Cast:
Preity Zinta, Balinder Johal, Gourrav Sihan, Vansh Bhardwaj
Director:
Deepa Mehta
Writer:
Deepa Mehta
Plot Summary

Chand journeys from India to Canada to marry Rocky, a man she has never met, and to live with her husband’s extended family in Brampton. Trapped between tradition and the desire for happiness, she retreats into a parallel mythical world. But when myth and reality collide, Chand must choose between duty and freedom.

Festivals and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Atlantic Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Edmonton Film Festival, Canada, September 2008
Festival Cinema Nouveau, Canada, October 2008
Chicago International Film Festival, USA, October 2008
*Winner: Best Actress
MIAAC Film Festival, USA, November 2008
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, December 2008
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, January 2009
Tongues On Fire Film Festival, UK, March 2009
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, USA, March 2009
Bermuda International Film Festival, Bermuda, March 2009
AFI Dallas International Film Festival, USA, March 2009
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey, April 2009
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA, April 2009
Verona Film Festival, Italy, April 2009
*Winner: Youth Jury Prize – The Silver Rose
Munich International Film Festival, Germany, June 2009
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, July 2009
Bollywood Norway Film Festival, Norway, August 2009
Sydney’s Canadian Film Festival, Australia, August 2009
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2009
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, November 2009
River to River, Florence Indian Film Festival, Italy, December 2009
*Winner: DigiChannel Audience Award – Feature Film Category
tARTuFF, Estonia, August 2010
Antwerp Indian Film Festival, Belgium, September 2010