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World Premiere

Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer

Director: Abu Aleeha
Cast: Yasir Hussein & Ayesha Omar
Pakistan 2022, Urdu/Punjabi with English subtitles, 94mins

A harrowing tale of one of Lahore’s most notorious serial killers is brought to life in our Opening Night film.

Javed Iqbal recounts the true story of a criminal who abducted and murdered over one hundred young boys between 1998 and 1999. Author Abu Aleeha adapts and directs their novel ‘Kukri’ into a sharp and gut-wrenching screenplay that focuses on Iqbal’s own statements during his time in police custody. The film also shines a spotlight on the Lahore Police and their handling of the case amidst public scrutiny.

Q&A with director, producer and cast. Hosted by Beo Zaffar Rana.

Wed 4 May 2022, 6:00pm
BFI, London
Sat 7 May 2022, 9:00pm
Phoenix, Leicester
Sun 8 May 2022, 3:00pm
Harrow Arts Centre, London
Wed 11 May 2022, 8:00pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
Sat 14 May 2022, 7:30pm
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Sat 14 May 2022, 7:30pm
Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton