Heart's Ease: a short film with an unlikely romance shows actor Jassa Ahluwalia's debut as director
By Barfi Culture Team
3rd June 2019

Heart’s Ease has provoked discussion wherever it has screened.

The short film, which is directed by actor Jassa Ahluwalia, challenges audiences to consider how indistinct the difference can be between morality and social convention.

It won Best Film at its world premiere at The Short Cinema (Leicester International Short Film Festival), Best UK Short at Nottingham International Film Festival, and is an official selection at the London Short Film Festival.

It is about a teen couple forced to hide their relationship by the social structures that surround them. Initially this takes the shape of a clique-filled school, but the secret fuelling their intimacy soon spills over into the wider world.

Jassa Ahluwalia says: "One of the greatest challenges we faced was how to reveal this journey subtly and truthfully."

"I'm fascinated with the power of art to elicit sympathy and challenge the way we think. With that in mind I wanted to make a film that explored the social context of relationships and the nature of taboo."

Made by GreanTea Productions.

Get our weekly email on the desi diaspora
Barfi Culture is a (recently launched!) news magazine, covering South Asians living in Europe and North America.

»   Balanced news, informative opinions
»   Celebrating our cultures
»   A platform for people

We publish daily. Get our email or find us on social media (tw: news; fb: culture; insta: images).

Find out more | Tell us your story
Barfi Culture is a news-magazine on South Asians in Europe and North America.
(This is what makes us different)

Editorial Policy | Contact Us