What Will People Say

Directed by Iram Haq

Year: 2018
Running Time: 106
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Language: Norwegian and Urdu with English Subtitles
Genres: Drama
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What Will People Say

Cast
Maria Mozhdah
Adil Hussain

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Directed by Iram Haq


Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, Nisha’s parents send her to live with extended family in a small town in Pakistan. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. Based on director Iram Haq’s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway, it features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).

Reviews

Critic’s Pick!

“Forceful and moving.”

“Essential.”

“Brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah… [as] a character caught between cultures.”

“An act of forgiveness… offers an unbreakable heroine in Nisha. The quiet psychological terror and the simple, blunt manner in which it was shown stole my breath.”

"An assured piece of storytelling made all the more gripping by the knowledge that it is autobiographical."

"A brilliant, nuanced movie about female oppression."

“Powerful.”

“Masterful.”



Awards

  • Audience Award – AFI Fest

  • Audience Choice Prize – Les Arcs European Film Festival

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Scottsdale International Film Festival Scottsdale 1541131200November 2 - November 11, 2018
Alamo Winchester Winchester 1538020800September 27 - September 30, 2018
Movies of Lake Worth Lake Worth 1535083200August 24, 2018
Movies of Lake Worth Lake Worth 1535083200August 24, 2018
Movies of Delray Delray Beach 1534996800August 23, 2018
Charlotte Film Society Charlotte 1534564800August 18, 2018
The Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1534478400August 17 - August 23, 2018
Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1533355200August 4 - August 5, 2018
Lumiere Cinema Los Angeles 1533268800August 3 - August 9, 2018
Aperture Cinema Winston Salem 1533268800August 3 - August 9, 2018
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1533268800August 3 - August 9, 2018
IFC Center New York 1531454400July 13 - August 9, 2018
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1531108800July 9 - July 10, 2018
Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York 1529035200June 15 - June 16, 2018


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