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Kamosh Pani

Silent Waters

by Sabiha Sumar

Pakistan

 

Kamosh Pani

Director: Sabiha Sumar

Script: Paromita Vohra

Cinematographer: Ralph Netzer

Editing: Bettina Böhler

Sound: Uve Haussig

Music: M. Gopal Singh, Arshad Mahmud

Cast: Kirron Kher, Aamir Malik, Arshad Mahmud, Salman Shahid, Shilpa Shukla, Sarfaraz Anasari

Production: Vidhi Films Unlimited, Flying Moon, Arte, ZDF

Distribution:
Les films du Losange
22 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75116 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.44.43.87.10
Fax: 0033 1.49.52.06.40
Mail: m.nguyen@films-dulosange.fr
www.filmsdulosange.fr

Year: 2003

35 mm, Colour, 99 min
OV Punjabi with French Subtitles

Golden Leopard - Best Actress Award, Locarno 2003
Montgolfière d'argent & Audience Award Nantes" 3 Continents Film Festival 2003

Aïcha is a well-adjusted woman in her forties. After her husband died, she has dedicated her whole life to Salim’s education, her son now eighteen years old. They live in Charkhi, a small village in the Pakistanese Punjab. Salim is a gentle daydreamer who has secretly fallen in love with Zoubida. We are in 1979, under the martial law imposed by General Zia-ul Haq. The country is entering a phase of Islamisation. Salim drastically changes. He neglects Zoubida and joins a group of Islamic fundamentalists. Aïcha is worried. Events move faster as a group of Sikhs has come from India for a pilgrimage. One of them is searching for his sister Virou, who was captured by the Muslims in 1947. Suddenly, past resurfaces.

“I do not consider myself as a woman making films, but rather as someone telling stories to nurture our comprehension of the world, our past and present, in order to better clarify our future”. Sabiha Sumar

 
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