WINNER- Audience Award Image+Nation film festival
WINNER - Best Feature - VISAFF Vancouver
WINNER - Jury Prize - Twist Seattle
WINNER - Jury Prize - aGLIFF Austin
"Every filmmaker will claim that their films are “personal” to them, but Arshad Khan has made a film so deeply integrated to his own identity, it frequently feels like the audience are bearing witness to a private home movie that was never intended to be shown to audiences. That he has the bravery to publicly display a lifetime of raw emotional trauma, with as many lovelorn highs as there are self doubting lows, makes this an utterly commendable achievement."-
The director will be present for a Q&A.
Writer/Director/Producer - Arshad Khan
Canada 80min, 2017
Language: English, Urdu, Punjabi /Subtitles: No subtitles
Pakistani gay filmmaker Arshad Khan examines his troubled relationship with his devout, Muslim father Abu and their struggle with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration to Canada. He uses family footage, classic Bollywood films and animation to introduce viewers to the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism, and modernity and familiarity.
De homoseksuele filmmaker Arshad Khan trekt een parallel tussen het moeizame contact met zijn Islamitische vader Abu en de inburgering van zijn ouders in Canada. Met behulp van (persoonlijke) filmfragmenten en animatie belicht hij de lastige balans tussen familie en bestemming, conservatisme en liberalisme en de moderne maatschappij.