Locarno Shorts Weeks 2022

1978

by Hamza Bangash
Pakistan  ·  2020  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  17'  ·  o.v. Urdu

On Demand

15 - 21 | 02 | 2022

English subtitles

Pakistan, 1978. Lenny, a rockstar from the Christian community, is offered the chance to reinvent himself as a state-sanctioned singer. With Islamic fervor gripping the nation, he must decide if he can change along with the times.

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Locarno is ... magic. It was my first time watching a film of mine in a cinema (Dia - 2018 - Open Doors Shorts). It was my first exposure to a world community of filmmakers, one that is not defined by borders, but my a shared passion for storytelling. Locarno has gone on to be one of the biggest supporters of my career, and I cannot wait to return in-person, to hear the leopard roar again!


Information

Director
Hamza Bangash


Cast
Muhammad Zeeshan, Sherwyn Anthony, Rubya Chaudhry, Naveed Kamal


Producer
Carol Noronha


Executive producer
Rashid Maqsood Hamidi, Abid Aziz Merchant


Production Designer
Hira Mansoor, Tanveer Abbas

 

Cinematography
Yasir Khan


Editing
Hamza Bangash


Sound
Faraz Qamar


Sound Designer
Odinn Ingibergsson


Music
Jong Ho Choi, Clifford Lucas, Salman Ahmed

Costumes
Samiya Ansari


Screenplay
Hamza Bangash


Production
Mansfield Films
rash.max@gmail.com

Sanat Initiative
abidazizmerchant@gmail.com
www.sanatinitiative.com/


Co-production
CityLights Media Productions
citylightsproductions.pk@gmail.com
www.hamzabangashfilms.com


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