UK Premiere with Reception
In this Sufi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, we find ourselves in Lahore, a morally exempt city plagued with alcohol and dancing girls. But all is about to change under the strict new laws of Ahad, the new deputy governor.
Sameena’s brother has been condemned to death for getting his fiance pregnant- pledging to save him Sameena visits Ahad who declares she must lie with him to spare her brother’s life. With the ex-Governor on her side, Sameena must now save both her honour and brother in this dramatic re-telling and escape the hands of time.
Q&A with Director and Producer
Cast: Sanam Saeed, Sajid Hasan, Sunil Shankar, Nayyar Ejaz, Khalid Butt, Seerat Jafri and many more
Running time: 103 mins
Director: Ahmed A. Jamal
AHMED JAMAL studied film at the London International Film School. He recently directed ‘Run for Glory‘ which is entirely cut to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony without dialogue. He produced and wrote ‘Defusing Human Bombs‘ (BBC, ARTE and ZDF) in Oct 2013. His documentary ‘The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl’ for HBO got two Emmy nominations in 2008 and won the Indian National Film Award for best documentary, 2008.
Writer and Producer: Mahmood Jamal
MAHMOOD JAMAL is the writer and producer of ‘Turning World’, a major drama serial for Channel Four, featuring Roshan Seth and Art Malik and directed by award winning director DAVID BLAIR. He was the lead writer on ‘Family Pride’ the first Asian soap produced by Central Television and Channel Four. In 2013 he adapted Thomas Hardy’s ‘Mayor of Casterbridge’ for Pakistan Television in Urdu. A renowned poet and translator, he is the editor and translator of ‘Islamic Mystical Poetry’ (Penguin Classics 2009).