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Darling

Country: Pakistan | USA, Language: Urdu, 16 mins

  • Director: Saim Sadiq
  • Writer: Saim Sadiq; Rodney Llaverias

CGiii Comment

Just when you thought the trans narrative was becoming predictable and repetitive...up pops this extraordinary film...from Pakistan!

It raises a few difficult questions...but, admirably, it doesn't shy away from them.

Seriously...a stunning piece of work!


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The(ir) Blurb...

Naive Shani helps his transgender friend and crush audition for the lead in an erotic dance show. In this whimsical drama, Saim Sadiq depicts the guileless ambition and inevitable compromises of two young adults daring to imagine bolder roles for themselves than society has envisioned.

Cast & Characters

Alina Khan as Alina
Abdullah Malik as Shani