A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.
Review from Afterellen:
The World Unseen is a film that benefits from an auteurship rarely seen in modern film: It was written and directed by Shamim Sarif (pictured above), author of the novel on which the film is based. The resulting product is a quintessential labor of love, and a successful one at that.
The movie follows the story of two Indian–South African women who fall in love in the racist, sexist society of apartheid South Africa in 1952. Featuring excellent performances from leads Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth, the movie is a charming, well-crafted period drama done right.