Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha
Country of Origin
Norwegian, English, Urdu
Director of Photography: Nadim Carlsen
Editor: Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Produced by: Maria Ekerhovd
Music: Martin Pedersen, Lorenz Dangel
Screenplay by: Iram Haq
Production Designer: Ann Kristin Talleraas, Vintee Bansal
Sound Production: Tormod Ringnes
What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si)
Part of the European Perspectives Strand
The price of teenage rebellion is dramatic in writer/director Iram Haq’s autobiographical second feature. Maria Mozhdah is striking as Nisha, a teenager living in Oslo with her strict Pakistani family. Polite at home but a typical teen with her friends, Nisha’s double life collapses when she is caught bringing a boy home by her father. She’s sent to Pakistan, where she is forced to try and adapt to a country she has little association with. A thoughtful and provocative film that weaves an emotional and memorable story.
Supported by the Norwegian Film Institute.
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