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What Will People Say

NYT Critics Pick " Drawing attention to the cultural differences between Nisha and her parents, Ms. Haq emphasizes the compounding pressures facing immigrant families"
— New York Times

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father catches her alone with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties based on director Iram Haq’s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway.

Starring: Maria Mozhdah Adil Hussain

Director: Iram Haq

Runtime: 106 minutes

Genre: Drama, POC, Woman Directed

Year: 2017

Country: Norway

Language: In Norwegian, Urdu with English subtitles