The waves of migration from rural regions of India to the cities gets a lyrical portrait in Ekta Mittal’s exquisitely crafted look at longing and loss. Channeling the works of Punjabi poet Shiv Kumar Batalvi, her hybrid film gives voice to women who in some cases do not even know the fates of their husbands or sons after they leave. Against the backdrop of the haunted beauty of the countryside at night and a richly designed soundscape, the film creates an unshakeable sense of the mystery that mass migration leaves behind and the resilience that it requires. U.S. Premiere