What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si)
Part of the European Perspectives Strand
Norwegian, English, Urdu
Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha
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
Iram Haq is an actress, writer and director. She made and starred in her directorial debut, Little Miss Eyeflap (2009), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Her feature film debut I Am Yours (2013) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was selected as Norway’s official Oscar entry. The film has won a number of prizes at festivals internationally.
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.