Webdesk: Canadian-Pakistani film The Queen of My Dreams will premiere at TIFF on September 8, according to an official release.
In the comic drama, Toronto-based Pakistani Azra cannot connect with her strict mother.
When her father dies on a vacation home to Pakistan, Azra takes a Bollywood-inspired journey through actual and imagined memories. Her memories range from her mother’s childhood in Karachi to her own in rural Canada.
The film stars Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq, Gul e Rana. Ali A Kazmi, Meher Jaffri, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Adnan Jaffar, and others. Fawzia Mirza directed it.
“I always dreamt of making a feature film in Pakistan, and this entire experience was a dream come true,” Mirza said in a press release.
The film is a “unique cross-border collaboration” since Pakistani producers Kamil Chima and Carol Noronha. Teamed with Canadian producers Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault, and Andria Wilson Mirza for a 30-day Karachi shoot last year and a 10-day Nova Scotia shoot.
Moreover, Canadian cinematographer Matt Irwin and Production Designer Michael Pierson worked with Karachi-based Cyrus Kyranjia and Imran Naeem. As well as with Fizza Ejaz and Faiz Rohani, and Minahil Chima and Nanson Gill to bring the film’s numerous historical periods to life.
The Pakistani team comprised 1st AD Farjad Akhtar and Unit Production Manager Ameer Hamza. Who collaborated with Noronha on In Flames, which premiered at Cannes this year. The press announcement states that In Flames producer Anam Abbas is an Executive Producer on The Queen of My Dreams.