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Feature Film | 2022

As the Ranas - a happily patriarchal joint family - yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story slowly illuminates the entire Rana family’s desire for a sexual rebellion.


Director: Saim Sadiq
Writers: Saim Sadiq and Maggie Briggs

Producers: Apoorva Guru Charan, Sarmad Sultan Khusat, Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Cinematographer: Joe Saade

Editors: Saim Sadiq, Jasmin Tenucci

Starring: Ali Junejo, Rasti Farooq, Alina Khan

Official Selection & Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2022 - Winner: Jury Award, Un Certain Regard, Queer Palm

London Film Festival 2022 - Winner: Sutherland Award Honourable Mention

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 - Winner: Best Film from the Subcontinent

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022 - Winner: Young Cinema Award

Toronto International Film Festival 2022

Sundance Film Festival 2023

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