A Sinner in Mecca (DVD)
Directed by Parvez Sharma
Also Available On:Kino Digital Direct
For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he undertook the Hajj, a pilgrimage considered the greatest accomplishment and aspiration within Islam, his religion. On his journey Parvez aims to look beyond 21st-century Islam’s crises of religious extremism, commercialism and sectarian battles. He brings back the story of the religion like it has never been told before, having endured the biggest jihad there is: the struggle with the self.
New York Times Critics Pick
"Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion...we emerge from his film more enlightened." New York Times
"Wrenching...gritty...surreal and transcendent; Visceral and abstract...an undeniable act of courage and hope." The Hollywood Reporter
"Next time you hear politicians or right-wing broadcasters asking why 'moderate' Muslims don't denounce terrorism, show them this movie" The Village Voice
Shortlisted for Best International Film' @TheAcademy' Critic's Pick' @NYTimes' Certified Fresh' @RottenTomatoes' BEANPOL…' https://t.co/EBwYC6f3UE'
Our partners' @zeitgeistfilms' have picked up ACASA, MY HOME, winner of a' @sundancefest' prize for Cinematography. The…' https://t.co/lLcEkOQLD0'
RT' @PopMatters': Flirting with demons at home, or, when TV movies were evil. Michael Barrett tunes in to' @KinoLorber' Blu-rays FEAR NO EVIL…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming February 2nd! The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) • Brand New 2K Master • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Ale…
For its final week,' @Talkhouse' Film Festival has put together an amazing panel of filmmakers to discuss Todd Haynes…' https://t.co/Gc5FvpdZzm'
RT' @Variety': Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber have swooped for all North American rights to Sundance award winner “Acasa, My Home," which fo…
RT' @vulture': These are the kinds of movies we talk about for years' https://t.co/uBX0ieYcmy'
RT' @otiewheeler': Well, Martin Eden (2019, Pietro Marcello) is completely beguiling. That film stock! Italian pop! Soft lenses. This leadin…
RT' @mspfilmsociety': NOW SHOWING-- MARTIN EDEN. A neorealistic masterpiece adapting one of Jack London's best novels, following the tale of…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.