Film Details

Runtime: 97 minutes

Language: In Urdu and English with English subtitles

Director: Fawzia Mirza

Country: Canada/Pakistan, 2023

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian

Azra, a queer Pakistani woman living in Toronto, is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother. When her father suddenly dies, Azra finds herself on a Bollywood-inspired journey through memories, both real and imagined, from her mother’s youth in Karachi to her own coming-of-age (and out) in rural Canada. Inspired by real events, Fawzia Mirza's vibrant and stylish film, uses a candy colored palette, to explore the chasm between individual desires and cultural expectations, fluidly slipping between the textures of Indian cinema and the concerns of a coming-of-age film. Infused with humor, romance, music, and fantasy, The Queen of My Dreams, explores the intergenerational ties between mothers and daughters, East and West, home and away.




Leeds International Film Festival, UK Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival, UK BIF London Film Festival, UK Toronto International Film Festival, Canada

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