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What Will People Say

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 Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide.
Norway / Germany / Sweden, 2017
Feature Film

SYNOPSIS

To set an example, Nisha’s parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents’ culture.WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is a moving drama about the complex relationship between a father and daughter. It is the story of a young girl who must find her own way in life.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is an emotional story about love and courage, and about finding your own way. It is also a complex story about the love between parents and children, trying to understand both sides.
In the lead, 18 year old Maria Mozhdah makes her impressive acting debut. Her father is played by Adil Hussain, who has previously acted in a long line of Indian and international films like LIFE OF PI.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is the second feature film by director and scriptwriter Iram Haq. Her first feature I AM YOURS (2013) had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and won several awards at international film festivals.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT IRAM HAQ

The story of WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is my most personal so far. When I was 14 years old, I was kidnapped by my parents and forced to live for one and a half years in Pakistan. I have waited until I felt ready as a filmmaker and as a person to be able to tell this story in a wise and sensible way. That is to say, without making the girl appear as just a victim and her parents as merely her perpetrators. I wanted to tell an impossible love story between parents and their child; one that cannot have a happy ending as long as the gap between these two cultures remains so wide.I want to put the audience side by side with Nisha and her emotions throughout the film. After a long casting process, we finally found the perfect actress for the part in Maria Mozhdah. It was an amazing discovery, and she was a joy to work with alongside the more experienced actors in the other parts.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • 2017: Toronto Int. Film Festival: Platform competition
  • 2017: Nordic Film Days Lübeck Audience Award
  • 2017: AFI Fest Audience Award
  • 2017: Les Arcs European Film Festival Audience Award
  • 2018: Würzburg International Film Weekend Best Feature Film
  • 2018: Göteborg International Film Festival Audience Dragon Award Best Nordic Film Special Mention
  • 2018: International Film Festival Fribourg Audience Award
  • 2018: Bif&st-Bari International Film Festival Best Actress to Maria Mozhadah

CREDITS

STARRING

Maria Mozhdah
Adil Hussain
Rohit Saraf
Ekavali Khanna
Ali Arfan
Sheeba Chaddha
Lalit Parimoo
Jannat Zubair Rehmani
Isak Lie Harr
Nokokure Dahl

DIRECTOR

Iram Haq

WRITER

Iram Haq 

PRODUCER

Maria Ekerhovd

CO-PRODUCERS

Karsten Stöter
Lizette Jonjic
Madeleine Ekmann
Tomas Eskilsson

COMMISSIONING EDITORS

Claudia Tronnier
Doris Hepp

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nadim Carlsen

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Vintee Bansal
Ann-Kristin Talleraas

EDITING

Janus Billeskov Jansen
Anne Østerud

COSTUME DESIGN

Rohit Chaturvedi
Ida Toft

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Jessica Simonsson
Yasmin Rodgers

MUSIC

Lorenz Dangel
Martin Pedersen

SOUND RECORDING

Tormod Ringnes

SOUND DESIGN

Tom Korr

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Olaf Kirbach

LINE PRODUCER

Ragna Nordhus Midtgard
Catho Bach Christensen

CASTING

Anmol Ahuja
Abhishek Banerjee

SUPPORTED BY

Norsk Filminstitutt
Eurimages
Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Mitteldeutsche Filmförderung
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Filmförderungsanstalt
Nordmedia
Film- Und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen
Nordisk Film
OG TV Fond
Svenska Filminstitutet
Creative Europe

PRODUCED BY

Mer Film

CO-PRODUCED BY

Rohfilm Factory
Zentropa Sweden
Film I Väst

IN COPRODUCTION WITH

ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
ARTE

IN COLLABORATION WITH

Pandora Filmverleih
Beta Cinema
News
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ZWEI ZU EINS eröffnet Filmfest München!
KAMAY wins Cinema of Urgency Award at Dok:fest München
Exerpt from Blickpunt:Films:

Der Viktor Dok.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency der Petra-Kelly Stiftung ist mit mit 5.000 Euro dotiert und ging an „Kamay“ von Ilyas Yourish und Shahrokh Bikaran, die in einer Familiengeschichte eine unbekannte Seite Afghanistans zeigen.Die Jury dazu: „Wir möchten eine Geschichte auszeichnen, die so noch nie erzählt wurde. Eine Geschichte, die erschütternde Erfahrungen einer Familie und gleichzeitig das Schicksal einer ganzen ethnischen Gruppe beleuchtet. Die Filmemacher führen in ‘Kamay' die Zuschauer*innen behutsam durch die Trauer einer Familie – und legen zugleich die Ursprünge jahrhundertelanger Unterdrückung offen. Die Regisseure finden eine einzigartige Bildsprache, um die Kultur der Hazara filmisch darzustellen und ihren Stimmen auf einfühlsame und poetische Weise Gehör zu verschaffen.“

https://www.blickpunktfilm.de/kino/festival-gewinner-dokfest-muenchen-vergibt-seine-preise-bd1583ebc844cfc21b22f143d7c09543​​​
The Playmaker sells TWO TO ONE in at the Cannes Film Market
https://variety.com/2024/film/global/the-playmaker-two-to-one-sandra-huller-1235997778/​​​

The Playmaker is thrilled to announce the successful closure of several significant distribution deals bringing Two to One to audiences in France (KMBO), Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia (Madman) and Greece (Rosebud).
Short Synopsis:
In „Two to One,“ a group of clever East-Germans seizes the chaotic post-GDR era in 1990 to retrieve hidden millions from an underground vault. As they outsmart formidable opponents, the heist takes an unexpected turn when money officially unrecognized in the GDR circulates.
Featuring the 2024 Academy Award-nominated Sandra Hüller („Anatomy of a Fall“, „Toni Erdmann“), alongside Max Riemelt („Sense 8“) and Ronald Zehrfeld („Barbara“, „Phoenix“), this historical comedy, based on a true story set in the GDR, promises laughs, unexpected twists, and brilliant performances. From the producers of „Three days in Quiberon“, „Lunchbox“, „War Sailor“, and “Human Factors”, Two to One is a must-watch.
The Playmaker will present “Two to One” in a private screening at the Marché du Film 2024.
 
"Two to One" is a German production by Row Pictures and Zischlermann Filmproduktion, in co-production with ZDF, in cooperation with Arte and Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion. The film is directed by Natja Brunckhorst, known for her critically acclaimed work on “Alles in Bester Ordnung” and “Wie Feuer und Flamme”. The local distributor for the project is X-Verleih (Germany).

Director’s Bio:
Natja Brunckhorst's career began with her unforgettable portrayal of Christiane F. in the 1981 film CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO.  She later transitioned to screenwriting, penning scripts for the television series "Einsatz Hamburg Süd" and several "Tatort" episodes. Her screenplay for FEUER UND FLAMME, drawing from her own life, won her the German Film Award in 2001. Brunckhorst's writing talents also contributed to the award-winning children's film AMELIE RENNT.  She further expanded her repertoire by directing the successful film ALLES IN BESTER ORDNUNG, solidifying her status as a versatile and accomplished filmmaker.
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