6.00 pm, Sunday, August 23
Year: 2014
Language: Urdu, Pashto
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Rating: Festival Rating
Director: Afia Nathaniel
Cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref and Asif Khan
Film Festivals & Awards: 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Busan International Film festival, Best Director and Audience Award for Best Feature at the 11th South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF)
Synopsis: This drama is a story of a mother who flees with her ten-year-old daughter, after the father promises a rival tribe leader his daughter’s hand in marriage, as a peace offering. The story takes a thrilling turn when the mother and daughter get a lift from a sympathetic truck driver who, after hearing the story, has to decide between saving his own life or protecting the duo and delivering them safely to Lahore. This captivating movie was Pakistan’s official entry into the Oscars under Best Foreign Film.