A handicapped 9-year old boy who lives in a valley in the mountains of Balochistan is rejected by his father, intimidated by society, harassed by friends and left alone due to his ... See full summary »
Syed Karam Hussain,
During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »
Kaouther Ben Hania
Mariam Al Ferjani,
A story of a 20th-century writer "Manto", who grew-up in the showbiz industry of Bombay (now Mumbai) and Lahore. It focuses the last seven years of writers life during which he wrote some ... See full summary »
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat
Danyal Adam Khan
A 7 year old Pakistani boy and his father belonging to the untouchable Hindu caste accidentally cross the border and spend years in an Indian jail while the mother on the other side doesn't know what has happened to them.
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.
Luka Magdeline Cole,
True story about corruption and female resistance in Pakistan
This British financed film is entirely set in Pakistan. Made by British-Pakistani director Sarmad Masud, it is based on a true story that casts a withering look at the patriarchal system of that nation and the corruption of the local authorities. Told in a non-linear style, it tells of three women faced with armed men led by her uncle who try to take her property forcibly from her. They lay siege to the house, fuelled by a sense of entitlement where men often have elevated property rights over women, even in a situation such as this one where the women were quite clearly the rightful owners of the land. The non-linear structure allows for several surprise plot developments to be introduced to us in a way that heightens the drama and increases the sympathy for the women. I wouldn't say it was necessarily the most dynamic story overall but the Pakistan setting did add a fair bit of authentic local colour, as it is not a part of the world known for film production. So, while this one felt a little bit limited in some ways, it definitely offers up something a little different too.
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