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Watch | The Sky Is Pink Review: Conscience, Heartbeat and Soul of the Film Is Zaira Wasim

Most movies tackle death with the heaviness of a hammer, the finality of a destination; Shonali Bose treats it with the flippant nonchalance of a teenager, like an incidental milestone.

The Sky is Pink, directed by Shonali Bose, tells the story of a family through its youngest member, Aisha. When we first hear her – via a voiceover – she’s not yet born. This device, well aware of the charms of magic realism, is fitting and poignant for a story like this because, as Aisha tells us soon, she’ll die young. Most movies tackle death with the heaviness of a hammer, the finality of a destination; Bose treats it with the flippant nonchalance of a teenager, like an incidental milestone.