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English Premiere: Belgium
A Pakistani teenager in Belgium faces deep rooted traditions with heartbreakingly poignant results in this intimate family drama about parental love versus religious duty.

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Zahira (Lina El Arabi), 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir.

Based on a true story, the film follows a young girl whose relaxed, western lifestyle is suddenly threatened when her parents announce her arranged marriage. With its strong international cast and assured direction from Stephan Streker, this is a moving and provocative study of a young woman’s fight to make her own choices. Following its Edinburgh premiere, we present the English premiere. (Subtitles)

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