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In Flames

In Flames

In Flames

Dir. Zarrar Kahn
98 min

With her father dead for years and her grandfather recently passed, medical student Mariam and her mother are without a financial and social safety net in a very patriarchal culture. Mariam’s imminent graduation could save them, but a series of calamities unleashes a haunting menace in her midst.

In Karachi, Mariam is trying to keep herself afloat. Her mother and brother need her, the two of them untethered after the death of her grandfather. An uncle comes to help but with nefarious intentions, and a kindhearted fellow student starts courting her, but their relationship challenges the social boundaries between an unmarried couple. After a freak accident, Mariam begins to see ghostlike figures following her, challenging her sense of reality and security.

“A haunting tale of oppression.” –Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter

Content advisory: violence, themes of abuse

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 98 min
Country/Region: Pakistan, Canada
Language: Urdu
Print Source: Game Theory Films
Tags: Crime, Drama, Romance, Suspense, Women


Director: Zarrar Kahn
Executive Producer: Shant Joshi, Todd Brown, Maxime Cottray
Producer: Anam Abbas
Cinematographer: Aigul Nurbulatova
Screenwriter: Zarrar Kahn
Editor: Craig Scorgie, Zarrar Kahn
Composer: Kalaisan Kalaichelvan
Principal Cast: Ramesha Nawal, Omar Javaid, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Adnan Shah Tipu, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Jibran Khan