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Two sisters living in England whose family have raised them in the traditions of their native Bangladesh have very different perspectives on the issue of arranged marriage in this documentary from filmmaker Simon Chambers. Shahanara Begum is in her early 20's and has embraced life in the West with gusto -- she speaks freely and wears loud, skimpy clothes. But Shahanara's lifestyle has turned her father against her, and hoping to pacify him, she agrees to marry a man that her family has chosen for her. However, when she discovers after the ceremony that he's decided they will live in Bangladesh rather than London, she abandons her new spouse and goes back to her other boyfriend. Meanwhile, Shahanara's younger sister Hushnara Begum is quiet and dutiful, and when her folks inform her they've decided she will wed a man in Bangladesh she's never met, she meekly goes along. However, as Hushnara's wedding day draws closer, her misgivings grow stronger and stronger. Every Good Marriage Begins In Tears takes its title from an old Kyrgyz saying; the film received its world premiere at the 2006 Sheffield Documentary Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Rabindranath Tagore
Composer (Music Score)
Emiliano Battista