I’m thrilled to be able to screen selections from the 10th Annual South Asian International Film Festival, which takes place in New York City from December 3rd-8th, 2013.
Good Morning, Karachi
Directed by Sabiha Sumar
Screening December 6 at 7:30pm
This film from Pakistan is a fresh and inviting look at clashing cultures. Set in the time leading up to former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and a tempestuous time in the country, it confronts modernity and established traditions and societal roles in a headstrong and confident way. Actress Amna Ilyas stars as Rafina, who is set to have a lifelong relationship with a man she actually loves, but whose dream of modeling contrasts strongly with his political vision. As she pursues her career and finds unexpected success, she begins to realize the harsh realities of such a field in her country and society. Ilyas is wonderful, and a film with a familiar premise turns out to be much more original and worthwhile than it could have been.