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The Queen of My Dreams

The Queen of My Dreams

The Queen of My Dreams

Dir. Fawzia Mirza
96 min

Azra is constantly at odds with her conservative mother. A lesbian, Azra just tries to get along, but when her beloved father suddenly dies, her grief plunges her into a Bollywood-style examination of her family’s past and present.

Azra is a young woman, living in Toronto, living her life to the fullest without much involvement from her mother, who doesn’t approve of Azra’s so-called lifestyle. When her father dies, she begins to reexamine her family’s history, discovering that her conservative mother has a somewhat liberal past. Director Fawzia Mirza’s beautiful feature debut is based on her own stage production, based on her life, and evokes the classics of Bollywood cinema.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 96 min
Country/Region: Canada
Language: English, Urdu
Print Source: The Film Collaborative
Tags: Best of Fest, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Family, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Women Directors


Director: Fawzia Mirza
Executive Producer: Damon D’Oliveira, Anam Abbas, Kamil Chima, Carol Ann Noronha, Robina Riccitiello, Josh Peters, Alexander Stegmaier
Producer: Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault, Andria Wilson Mirza, Fawzia Mirza
Cinematographer: Matt Irwin
Screenwriter: Fawzia Mirza
Editor: Simone Smith
Composer: Alysha Brilla
Principal Cast: Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq, Kya Mosey, Gul E Rana