From Pakistan, with love
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the upcoming edition of the UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) where South Asian cinema, feminist content, storytellers and narratives continue to be the predominant theme, some fantastic artists and films from Pakistan will take centre stage.
The UK Asian Film Festival, known before as Tongues on Fire Asian Woman Film Festival and later London Asian Film Festival, will run in London, Leicester, Manchester and Edinburgh from 14th to 25th March of this year.
The festival will host a special gala presentation of the upcoming Asim Abbasi film Cake, which stars Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Beo Zafar in principal roles.
The screening of Cake will begin in Bradford (March 17) after which the film will head to Manchester (March 18), Birmingham (March 19) and finally London on March 20 at Prince Charles Cinema. The London screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Asim Abbasi and the cast of the film. The Bradford, Birmingham and Manchester screenings are “regional advance screenings” which are being co-hosted by UKAFF while the gala screening on March 20 at Prince Charles London is specifically a festival screening.