Wakhri (One of a Kind)

Director: Iram Parveen Bilal
Starring: Faryal Mehmood, Gulshan Majeed, Shees Sajjad Gul
Run time: 99 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18
Language: Urdu with English Subtitles | Year: 2023 | Country: Pakistan, USA

A young widowed school teacher in Pakistan becomes a viral sensation overnight, after she accidentally unleashes her unfiltered opinions on social media. Her newfound fame as an influencer, however, comes with its own challenges as she tries to navigate the archaic mindsets that pervade society – all while trying to raise her 10-year-old son as a single mother. Drawing inspiration from real life figures such as Qandeel Baloch (Pakistan’s first social media celebrity), Wakhri is an extraordinary and moving tale of a brave woman fighting against the odds to live life on her own terms.

Q&A with director Iram Parveen Bilal

This screening will have a BSL-interpreted Q&A

Director

Iram Parveen Bilal

Film Screenings

UK Premiere

London | Regent Street Cinema
June 27, 2024 8:00 pm

Q&A with special guest