Zinda Bhaag wins its fourteenth award at Paris festival

Critically acclaimed Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag has added another feather in its cap by winning the student jury award at the Festival du Film d’Asie du Sud Transgressif (FFAST) in Paris on the 12th of February 2015. The film has won thirteen awards previously in Canada, India and Pakistan including Best film at the Lux Style and ARY awards  in Pakistan.

Praising the film, the spokesperson of the jury Loïc Reder said, “ I work a lot with migrants coming to Europe and I think that even if this movie is set in Pakistan, the situation is quite similar in other parts of the world and added to that we also liked to see in the film something different about Pakistan.

” The directors of the film Meenu & Farjad were extremely glad to hear the news and said, ‘usually students and  young people are a hard lot to please so we’re happy that we were selected by a Jury comprised of students.’ Farjad Nabi, was present at the festival in Paris along with other filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap whose Ugly also screened at the festival. The Indian film ‘Titli’ , which received good reviews at Cannes last year won the main Jury Award at the festival.

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