This film has been rated 12A.
When ‘The Governor’ goes on leave following a heart attack, power is handed to his menacing deputy, Qazi Ahad, who immediately sets in place strict new laws and harsh punishments. Under this new jurisdiction, Sameena’s brother is sentenced to death and when Qazi offers her a trade, she must decide whether saving her brother’s life is worth losing her honour.
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is brilliantly transported to Pakistan in this excellent Urdu-language film. The timelessness of Shakespeare’s works and universal themes create the perfect backdrop against which to interrogate modern Pakistani society.
The screening will be followed by a special Q&A session with Director, Ahmed Jamal and Producer/Writer, Mahmood Jamal.