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What Will People Say?

  • Directed by Iram Haq
  • Sweden/Norway/Germany, 2018, 106 mins. , Norwegian/Urdu

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Oslo teenager. When her father catches her in her bedroom with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. Pressured to set an example for their strict community and protect her from Western corruption, Nisha’s parents kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Suddenly in Islamabad, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to an arbitrary world without freedom and a new understanding of her parents’ culture. Audience Award, AFI Film Festival. (106 mins.) In Norwegian and Urdu with English subtitles.

Filmography: I Am Yours (2013)

Reviews: Variety, The Film Stage, Cinema Scope

Interviews: Cineuropa

Genres: Drama

Other Films by Iram Haq

I Am Yours

Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her six-year-old son Felix. A Norwegian-Pakistani, she has a troublesome relationship with her family, who blame her for her divorce. Understandably: she’s a natural flirt, and while she has plenty of male companions, they tend not to hang around for long. One day, Mina meets