In a first, a Pakistani film has been chosen as Britain’s official submission for the foreign-language category at the 90th Academy Awards. The film ‘My Pure Land’ directed by British Pakistani filmmaker Sarmad Masud is the first Urdu language film as Britain’s selection for the Oscars and it for sure is a very big thing.
Nazo Dhare, a mother with two daughters in rural Pakistan, fights to defend her home when her scheming uncle lays claim to the land.
Set in a 24-hour siege, the film has been widely shot through ‘guerilla‘ and deeply focuses on the rawness of living in a deserted Sindh. The film stars Suhaee Abro, Salman Ahmed Khan, Razia Malik, Tayyab Ifzal and Eman Fatima.