Reception 7pm – 7.30pm
In this Sufi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, we find ourselves in Lahore at an imaginary time, a morally exempt city plagued with alcohol and dancing girls. But all is about to change under the strict new laws of Ahad, the new deputy governor.
Sameena’s brother has been condemned to death for getting his fiance pregnant- pledging to save him Sameena visits Ahad who declares she must lie with him to spare her brother’s life. With the ex-Governor on her side, Sameena must now save both her honour and brother in this dramatic re-telling and escape the hands of time.
Followed by Q&A Session with Director and Writer/Producer
Part of the London Asian Film Festival.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 103 mins
- Other features
- Ahmed A. Jamal
- Sanam Saeed, Sajid Hasan, Sunil Shanker