Sandhya Suri |
India, France, UK, Germany |
2024 |
120Min |
A government scheme sees newly widowed Santosh inherit her husband’s job as a police constable in the rural badlands of Northern India. When a low-caste girl is murdered, Santosh is pulled into the investigation by charismatic feminist inspector Sharma.
Sandhya Suri
Mike Goodridge, James Bowsher, Balthazar De Ganay, Alan McAlex
Lennert Hillage
Sandhya Suri
Shahanna Goswam, Sunita Rajwar


22 July 19:30 Suncoast 7
28 July 20:00 Pavilion 12
SANTOSH - Sandhya Suri

Sandhya Suri

Sandhya Suri is a BAFTA-nominated British-Indian writer-director based in London. Her debut feature, SANTOSH premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard to critical acclaim in May this year. The film, which was selected for both the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs, was financed by BBC Films, BFI and Arte. Sandhya’s first fiction short THE FIELD, won Best International Short Film at TIFF in 2018, and was BAFTA-nominated for Best Short Film in 2019. Her feature documentary I FOR INDIA premiered in the World Competition section of the Sundance Film Festival, screened  at over 20 international festivals and garnered several awards before being released theatrically to critical acclaim in the UK and the US. As her sophomore feature, Sandhya is currently developing an adaptation of a J.G. Ballard dystopian short story which she will also direct; BBC Films are financing. She is also developing a TV series with Balthazar de Ganay, one of the producers of SANTOSH. Sandhya was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2023