In Flames 15

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This film was last shown on 6 June 2024

Mariam's precarious existence is ripped apart when her father passes. Living in a deep-rooted and toxic patriarchy, Mariam and her mother must find the strength to survive the malevolent forces that threaten to swallow them.

In Flames had its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2023 in the Directors' Fortnight section, where it competed for the Camera d'Or. This marked the return of Pakistan to Director's Fortnight after more than four decades. The film received major critical acclaim at Cannes, followed by a North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and winning Best Picture at the Red Sea International Film Festival

The film was selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.


Zarrar Kahn
1 hour 38 minutes
Urdu with English Subtitles
Bakhtawar Mazhar, Omar Javaid, Ramesha Nawal


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