This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
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.
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)