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The Winter Within (Maagh)

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative / India, France, Qatar / 2020
In Bakarwali, Hindi, Kashmiri, Urdu
Rated: This film has not been rated.

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In Srinagar, Kashmir, Nargis works as a domestic helper for a middle-class family. Her husband, Manzoor, has disappeared after joining the armed rebellion against the Indian State. When her employer discovers that Nargis’ husband is a militant, she is fired from her job and is left with no choice but to return to her village. There, Nargis weaves the shawl that Manzoor had begun, in the hope that he will return. Yaseen, a handicrafts trader, supports Nargis by giving her work. And as an admirer, the possibility of a new beginning. One day Manzoor reappears. Captured and tortured in detention, he is a shadow of his former self. Nargis devotes herself to rehabilitating Manzoor back to health even as he battles his demons. Although released, he has to report to the nearest army camp. One day, he makes an unscheduled visit to the camp, which will have devastating consequences.

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