Islamabad - A two-day film festival ‘A French Filmmakers Perspective’ organised by the Embassy of France in Pakistan will commence at the Embassy today (Friday), said a press release issued by the Embassy on Thursday.  

The festival introduces the new generation of French directors’ featured films inspired by social aspects of South Asia. Two recent films will be screened on the evenings of Friday and Saturday at the Embassy.

Noor directed by Çagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti and set in Pakistan will be screened on the opening night, Friday at 6.00pm.

Son Epouse directed by Michel Spinosa and set in India will be screened on Saturday at 4.00pm.

Prior to each screening, the directors will talk to the audience about the idea and process behind the development and making of their respective films.

An award winning independent film, Noor is based on the story of a real life Kushras.  

Noor, who wants to be a man and find a girl who will accept him as he is. This road-movie is a poetic and political exploration of transgender issues, set in Pakistan’s breath-taking landscapes.

The film is co-directed by Çagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti, who will present their featured film debut for the first time to the Pakistani audience on Friday in presence of Noor himself.

The latest release of director Michel Spinosa’s acclaimed films, Son Epouse (His Wife) is a continent-hopping drama set between Indian Tamil Nadu and France. The plot starts off when a French woman drowns off the coast of Madras and her estranged husband travels to India to meet a woman who claims to have been possessed by his wife’s spirit. The film stars, French actors Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg and unknown talented Tamul actors, portray a powerful love story set in India’s rich cultural environment.

This festival organised by the Embassy of France not only gathers filmmakers whose work focuses on South Asian society, it also represents the successful partnership between western filmmaking productions and local artists and crews. As a result of such artistic dynamics, the viewer is introduced to a poetic perspective on the hidden beauties of South Asia, directed by awarded French directors.