This event takes place at Screen Room
Presented as part of UK Asian Film Festival 2022
Supported by the BFI awarding funds from the National Lottery and Arts Council England using funds from the National Lottery and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) #HereforCulture.
A harrowing tale of one of Lahore’s most notorious serial killers is brought to life.
Javed Iqbal recounts the true story of a criminal who abducted and murdered over one hundred young boys between 1998 and 1999. Author Abu Aleeha adapts and directs their novel Kukri into a sharp and gut-wrenching screenplay that focuses on Iqbal’s own statements during his time in police custody. The film also shines a spotlight on the Lahore Police and their handling of the case amidst public scrutiny.
Writer and Director: Abu Aleeha
Producer: Javed Ahmed
Cast: Yasir Hussein and Ayesha Omar
Country and Language: Pakistan, Urdu and Punjabi.
UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) is the world’s longest running South Asian film festival outside India. The theme of this year’s festival is Dare To Dream and commemorates 75 years of India and Pakistan’s Independence.
See below for the other titles screened at the Belgrade Theatre for UKAFF 2022.