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IN FLAMES

When Mariam’s maternal grandfather passes, his brother tries to manipulate them into signing over their apartment to him, a common occurrence in Pakistan, where women’s property rights are fragile. Mariam’s mother, grieving and isolated, is easy to influence. Mariam, distraught by her mother’s foolishness, finds solace in a secret romance with a fellow student, Asad. When their relationship takes an unexpected turn, Mariam becomes consumed by nightmares. Meanwhile, her mother, caught between her coercive Uncle and a murky legal system, is oblivious to her daughter’s deteriorating mental state. Mariam’s nightmares begin to bleed into reality. Mother and daughter must come together if they hope to overcome the real and phantasmal forces that threaten to engulf them. 

“Masterfully blends the topical and the universal to create a Kafkaesque nightmare”

- Indiewire

Directed and Written by: Zarrar Kahm

Starring: Ramesha Nawal, Omar Javaid, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Adnan Shah Tipu, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Jibran Khan

Genre: Drama, Thriller

“A haunting tale of oppression.”

- Hollywood Reporter

“The intense craft and torque we saw in Ari Aster’s Hereditary, but with more heart and conviction.”

- The Globe and Mail

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