For free updates and exclusive new content Sign up

For free updates and exclusive new content sign up


Winner of both the Un Certain Regard and the Queer Palm awards at Cannes 2022, this intelligent and emotionally-astute drama explores gender and sexual fluidity within a conservative and patriarchal culture. With outstanding performances from Ali Junejo and transgender actress Alina Khan, a beautifully tender and sensitive film is crafted. Co-produced by the UK’s Instinct Productions.





Set in Lahore in Pakistan, the Rana family long for the birth of a baby boy in their extended family in order to continue their familial name and legacy. Bringing shame on his father for being unemployed, the youngest son Haider (Ali Junejo) secretly joins an erotic dance theatre where he falls for ambitious transgender performer Biba (Alina Khan).