|What Will People Say – Trailer
Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, sheâ€™s a normal Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend in her room, Nishaâ€™s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, her parents send Nisha against her will to a small town in Pakistan to live with extended family. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival,Â What Will People SayÂ is a tense and moving drama about womenâ€™s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. Based on director Iram Haqâ€™s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway, it features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).
Directed by: Iram Haq
Starring: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain