Hva vil folk si

What Will People Say

A first-generation Norwegian teen clashes with the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani émigré parents in the compelling coming-of-age drama What Will People Say, from director-writer Iram Haq. Like her feature debut I Am Yours, Haq's sophomore work smartly probes the problems of a character caught between cultures, while the nuanced screenplay once again draws on her own harrowing life experience. The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead. (Alissa Simon, Variety)

Director's Biography
Iram Haq
Iram Haq is an actress, writer and director. She directed and starred in her debut, the short “Little Miss Eyeflap”, which screened at Sundance in 2009. Her first feature “I Am Yours” premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and won awards at festivals around the world. “What Will People Say” won several prizes as well, including Audience awards at AFI Fest and Les Arcs European Film Festival.

Film Selection: Hva vil folk si (What Will People Say, 2017) — Jeg er din (I Am Yours, 2013) — Skylappjenta (Little Miss Eyeflap, 2009, short)
2018: CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction 2018
Iram Haq
Norway / Germany / Sweden 2017
106 minutes
Norwegian / Urdu
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Iram Haq
Cinematography Nadim Carlsen
Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen, Anne Østerud
Sound/Sounddesign Michael Kaczmarek
Music Martin Pedersen, Lorenz Dangel
With Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Rohit Saraf, Ali Arfan, Sheeba Chaddha, Lalit Parimoo, Ekavali Khanna
Producer(s) Maria Ekerhovd
Mer Film, Rohfilm Factory, Zentropa Sweden
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

CROSSING EUROPE Audience Award - Best Fiction Film 2018
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