Labour of Love – The Housewife

Asian Film Archive Collection: Labour Of Love (1974) by Rajendra Gour. Bronze-medal winner at the 50th American International Film Festival.


This short film examines the role of the Asian woman within the realm of the home and the family. It features the boundless work that a housewife has to accomplish in a day in order to run a household and to care for her husband and children. The film is an early feminist take on the perception regarding the economic value of the stay-at-home mother and wife, whose contribution to society is often underrated.

Director: Rajendra Gour
Release Year: 1979
Subtitles: None
Language: English
Producer: Rajendra Gour
Rating: PG
Runtime: 17m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2007-D-0905

Cast List:

  • Elizabeth O'Rourke


  • Script - Rajendra Gour -