UK Asian Film Festival to host Special Gala Presentation for Cake

UK Asian Film Festival to host Special Gala Presentation of

One of the most anticipated Pakistani Film Releases of 2018, Cake

Stars and Director of the Film to attend Q&A

Tuesday 6th March 2018, London, United Kingdom – The UK’s leading South Asian film festival to champion female-oriented films, artists and auteurs, UK Asian Film Festival, will be hosting a Special Gala Presentation of one of 2018’s most anticipated Pakistani film releases, Cake (Asim Abbasi, 2018). Taking place at Prince Charles Cinema, West End on Tuesday 20th March, a screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with actors, Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Beo Raana Zafar; and director Asim Abbasi. 

The UK Asian Film Festival Gala Presentation of the film will follow its World Premiere at Vue West End on 13th March – the first ever World Premiere of a Pakistani film to be held in London’s iconic home for international film premieres, Leicester Square.  Cake, a co-production between UK and Pakistan, has been generating worldwide buzz since the teaser launch. A truly crossover Pakistani film, Cake is a family drama about love, loss, choices and responsibilities. The story unravels when the ageing patriarch of the Jamali family is taken ill and his eldest daughter and sole caregiver, Zareen, is forced to reconnect with her sister, Zara, on her return from London.  Directed by Asim Abbasi, the film stars Aamina SheikhSanam Saeed and Adnan Malik, and is produced by Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari.

Tongues on Fire Ltd are proud to present their 20th festival, the highlight of their year-round programme of film and arts related events. Following a rebrand and nationwide expansion, the newly christened UK Asian Film Festival continues to be synonymous with programmes featuring strong, South Asian feminist content. Historically known as Tongues on Fire Asian Woman Film Festival and, more recently, London Asian Film Festival, the festival will run in London, Leicester, Manchester and Edinburgh from 14th – 25th March, now known as UK Asian Film Festival. 

Marking 100 years of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, the theme of UK Asian Film Festival 2018 is F-Rated – a specialist rating assigned to films that have been recognised for their progressive representation of women, or those with women behind the camera. The welcome addition of Cake to the programme has been a fitting inclusion, helmed by its strong, female performances by Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Beo Raana Zafar.

UK Asian Film Festival, 14th – 25th March

Various venues across Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester, London

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