Date(s) - 06/02/2023 - 06/08/2023
Row House Cinema
This 2022 Pakastani film explores the many sides of love and desire in a patriarchal society. Gentle and timid,
The story centers on gentle and timid Haider, who lives with his wife Mumtaz, his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore. Following a long spell of unemployment, he finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. As he acclimates to the new job, Haider becomes infatuated with the strong-willed trans woman Biba who runs the show — an unforeseen partnership that opens his eyes and ultimately his worldview, in ways both unexpected and intimate.
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