“Saim Sadiq’s film explores the unsettled social and sexual identities of a widower and his children with delicacy and tenderness" - The Guardian ★★★★
In the heart of the metropolitan yet conservative city of Lahore lives the Rana family, a lower middle class joint family comprising of the old patriarch, the elder son and pregnant wife with three daughters, and the youngest son Haider and his wife Mumtaz.
As the Rana’s eagerly anticipate the birth of a baby boy to continue their family line, Haider secretly takes up a job as a background dancer at an erotic theatre where he is drawn to an ambitious trans starlet, Biba. Slowly yet suddenly, Haider and Biba are engulfed in a secret summer romance which surreptitiously takes over his home, unraveling the dichotomy between desire and morality for the entire Rana family.
A recorded Q&A with director Saim Sadiq follows this special Pride screening.
very strong language, strong sex, discrimination, suicide
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Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan
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