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HVA VIL FOLK SI / What Will People Say / Was werden die Leute sagen

HVA VIL FOLK SI / What Will People Say / Was werden die Leute sagen

A first-generation Norwegian teen clashes with the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani émigré parents in the compelling coming-of-age drama What Will People Say, from director-writer Iram Haq. Like her feature debut I Am Yours, Haq's sophomore work smartly probes the problems of a character caught between cultures, while the nuanced screenplay once again draws on her own harrowing life experience. The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead. (Alissa Simon, Variety)

Iram Haq
Iram Haq is an actress, writer and director. She directed and starred in her debut, the short “Little Miss Eyeflap”, which screened at Sundance in 2009. Her first feature “I Am Yours” premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and won awards at festivals around the world. “What Will People Say” won several prizes as well, including Audience awards at AFI Fest and Les Arcs European Film Festival.

Film Selection: Hva vil folk si (What Will People Say, 2017) — Jeg er din (I Am Yours, 2013) — Skylappjenta (Little Miss Eyeflap, 2009, short)

Competition Fiction 2018

Iram Haq

Norway / Germany / Sweden 2017
DCP / color
106 minutes
Norwegian / Urdu
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Nadim Carlsen
Editing
Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Sound
Michael Kaczmarek
Music
Martin Pedersen, Lorenz Dangel
Cast
Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Rohit Saraf, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha, Lalit Parimoo, Ekavali Khanna
Producers
Maria Ekerhovd

Trailer

Production

Mer Film, Rohfilm Factory, Zentropa Sweden
World Sales

Beta Cinema

Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
Polyfilm

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2018
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