Queer Canadian coming-of-age story, The Queen of My Dreams, to show at BFI London Film Festival

Graham Robson September 28, 2023

The Queen of My Dreams, the coming-of-age story of a queer Canadian Pakistani girl from writer-director Fawzia Mirza, will be showing at BFI London Film Festival on Saturday, October 7.

Mirza’s full-length directorial debut, the film stars¬†Amrit Kaur¬†as Azra, a¬†Pakistani Canadian¬†woman who has had a strained relationship with her parents since coming out as¬†lesbian, who undergoes an emotional journey after the sudden unexpected death of her father Hassan (Hamza Haq).

The cast also includes Nimra Bucha, Charlie Boyle, Kirstin Howell, Josh MacDonald, Ali Kazmi, Lindsay Watters, Kya Mosey, Emerson MacNeil, Meher Jaffri, Ayana Manji, Adnan Jaffar and Bakhtawar Mazhar.

The film was shot in 2022, under the working title Me, My Mom & Sharmila.¬†It was adapted from Mirza’s theatrical stage play of the same name, which was itself drawn from her 2012 short film The Queen of My Dreams.

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