Team In Flames keeps racking up the accolades. Their latest — Best Competition Film at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah.
The film, written and directed by Zarrar Kahn, won the Yusr Award for best competition film at the third edition of festival.
Premiering at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight earlier this year, the film’s story unfolds in Karachi. Following the demise of their family’s head, a mother and her daughter’s fragile life gets disrupted by entities from their history, both tangible and spectral. Their bond becomes their only hope against the dark forces that loom over them.
The Silver Yusr award for best feature went to Tarsem Singh’s modern day tragic drama Dear Jassi, which bowed in Toronto, where it won the 2023 Platform Prize.
This year’s competition jury was headed by Australian director Baz Luhrmann.
In Flames is also Pakistan’s official submission for the Academy Awards. The psychological thriller is being nominated for the International Feature Oscar.
Kahn was not at the film festival to accept the award and shared a video on social media expressing his joy at the achievement.
The film has garnered accolades at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
In Flames stars Ramesha Nawal, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Mohammad Ali Hashmi, Adnan Shah Tipu and Omar Javaid.
It has been written and directed by Kahn and produced by Anam Abbas. The executive producer is Shant Joshi.