Rupa’s Boutique

Rupa, living in the city of Agra in India, wanted to be a fashion designer since her childhood. The girl would like to open her own boutique so that she could become independent financially. In the boutique she would like to employ her fellow victims of acid attack. In the film we are getting to know her and her fellow victims’ life stories and dreams, meanwhile they are preparing for a monumental fashion show, where the Rupa designed clothes are showcased by the survivors. Rupa’s Boutique won the Grand Jury Award at the 20th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) which is one of the oldest documentary film festivals in the US and was awarded as the best feature film at the WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Sydney Fringe.


Directed by:

Glória Halász

Glória Halász is the author behind two acclaimed Hungarian documentaries. Iron Curtain, made in 2011, is about the members of the Vác City Prison Theater, while Dr. Lala (2014) told the story of a clown doctor. The latter film won the best documentary awards at the Opuzen Film Festival in Croatia and at the International Cinefest of Miskolc, Hungary.