• Darling

    Directed by Saim Sadiq
    USA/Pakistan | 16 minutes |

As a new show is introduced at an erotic dance theatre in Lahore, a sacrificial goat goes missing, a dreamy trans girl desperately tries to become a star and a naive young boy falls in love.

In competition for Best LGBT+ Short and the Young Cineastes Award

film details

Director: Saim Sadiq
Producers: Mahak Jiwani, Nadia Afgan
Screenwriter: Saim Sadiq, Rodney Llaverias
Cinematographers: Mo Azmi
Editor: Saim Sadiq
Cast: Alina Khan, Abdullah Malik, Mehar Bano, Nadia Afgan
Country: USA/Pakistan
Language: In Urdu and Punjabi with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 16 minutes
Awards: Orizzonti Award for Best Short, Venice Film Festival; Special Jury Recognition, SXSW

2020 ShortFest