30.09. - 09.10.2021

What Will People Say Norway, Germany, Sweden 2017 | 106 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Iram Haq

IRAM HAQ (*1976) is a Pakistani-Norwegian actor, screenplay writer and director. Her first feature film I Am Yours (2013) was the Norwegian candidate for the foreign-language Oscar® and won numerous awards.

rated for 0 + years
16-year old Nisha leads a double life in Oslo. For her strict Pakistani parents, she is the perfect daughter. Then, when she goes out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When Nisha's father catches her with a boy, her life changes drastically: she is sent to relatives in Islamabad and suddenly finds herself in a completely alien culture. Nisha is now in an arbitrary world without freedom and has to watch as her previous life gradually disappears. What Will People Say is a gripping drama about trying to defend against the loss of one's own identity.
Original title: Hva Vil Folk Si
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Norwegian, Urdu
Section: Freihafen
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Iram Haq
Screenplay: Iram Haq
Cast: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha, Lalit Parimoo, Jannat Zubair Rehmani, Isak Lie Harr, Nokokure Dahl
Producer: Maria Ekerhovd; Karsten Stöter; Lizette Jonjic; Madeleine Ekman; Tomas Eskilsson; Katarina Krave
Director of Photography: Nadim Carlsen
Music: Martin Pedersen, Lorenz Dangel
Production Design: Ann Kristin Talleraas, Vintee Bansal
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Pandora Filmverleih
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Production: MER Film; Rohfilm Factory; Zentropa Sweden
Contact: Karsten Stöter, Rohfilm Factory:


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