La La Begum

Feature Film: La La Begum

Saturday, Sept 9th, 2017
4:00 PM at
Parilla

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About the Film

Two estranged sisters meet at their family home after 20 years and end up unearthing many skeletons in their closet.

Cast: Mohammad Ahmad, Shehrayar Zaidi, Jahanara Hai, Sonia Rehman, Humayun Saeed

Post Screening Discussion with Director Mehreen Jabar

Director: Mehreen Jabbar

Mehreen is a prolific and critically acclaimed Pakistani-American director and producer. Her extensive two decade long career includes TV series such as Daam, Doraha, Kahaniyaan, Mera Naam Yousuf Hai, Jackson Heights as well a number of made for TV films and short films like Lala Begum, Beauty Parlor & Daughters of the Late Colonel. She has earned numerous accolades and awards for her work, which has consistently brought her both commercial and critical success. Mehreen’s first feature film titled ‘Ramchand Pakistani’ premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. It was awarded the FIPRISCI Prize by the International Federation of Film Critics, the Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival and was screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for a week long run. It was released theatrically in Pakistan, India and the United Kingdom with digital distribution in the US. Her second feature film Dobara Phir Se which was shot in New York and Karachi had a successful theatrical release in Pakistan, the UK, USA and the UAE in December, 2016. Mehreen has been a member of the National Board of Film Censors in Karachi, a founding member of the KaraFilm Festival in Karachi, Pakistan and a founder member of the NGO WAR (War Against Rape). In 2012 She was invited to the Maisha Film Lab in Uganda – a non-profit training lab founded by director Mira Nair to be a directing mentor. She is the recipient of several awards for her work  and has served as a jury member in many local and international film festivals. Mehreen lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Runtime: 60 minutes

Language: Urdu (with English Subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Country: Pakistan

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Documentary: 100 Steps

About the Film

A film about innocence and bravery, hopelessly entwined in the protagonist, who is brainwashed into doing things he didn’t want to do.

Nominated as Best film in the Narrative category for the 43rd Student Academy Awards

 

Director: Shahnawaz Zali

Shahnawaz Zali is a student director, Cinematographer and writer studying at Northwestern University in Qatar, class of 2016. He is from Lahore, Pakistan and is known for co-directing, cinematography, co-producing and co-writing the film “Mohammad and acting in “Kashf – The Lifting of the Veil.” The 23-year-old director wants to make films that make people think, and touch people emotionally because according to him.

Runtime: 14 minutes

Language: Urdu (with English Subtitles)

Country: Pakistan

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