Adnan Shah the seasoned actor of Pakistan is at Cannes to represent Pakistan. ‘In Flames’ is an amalgamation of horror and drama with notes hitting against patriarchy and challenging societal norms while raising awareness about women’s rights.
The Pakistani entertainment industry is full of artists with immense potential and talent. We have been seeing many stars now making waves internationally for the past few years. Pakistan has made commercially sustainable cinema. We also have films like Joyland, Javed Iqbal now titled Kukri and Kamli making waves internationally. The latest film to reach the Cannes Film Festival is In Flames. Adnan Shah played a vital role in this film. He is at Cannes Premier along with other cast members.
Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selection, In Flames – a Pakistani-Canadian horror film directed by Zarrar Kahn – had its world premiere at the prestigious film festival on May 19. The movie is set to screen at Cannes till May 27. It is the first Pakistan-set film in Directors’ Fortnight since Jamil Dehlavi’s The Blood of Hussain in 1980.
Produced by Anam Abbas and executive produced by Shant Joshi, Todd Brown and Maxime Cottray. In Flames is part of XYZ’s New Visions slate. The women-centred film stars actors Rameesha Nawal, Bakhtawar Mazhar, Adnan Shah Tipu and Omair Javaid.
Adnan Shah Tipu was spotted inside the auditorium. Using hand gestures to convey his appreciation to the audience during the screening. The rest of the cast shared selfies and red-carpet photos on their Instagram Stories. The film received a standing ovation at Cannes. A testament to its powerful impact, as the makers proudly shared on their official Instagram handle.
Tipu expressed his gratitude to the audience while the film was being screened. Moreover, he appreciates the opportunity to showcase this thought-provoking work on such a renowned platform.
“It’s An Honor To Present Pakistan at the Cannes Film Festival!!!! Alhumdulillah Alhumdulillah Alhumdulillah @jiraalifkhan” captioned the Bay Baak actor.
Plot of the movie
In Flames is a gripping tale revolving around a mother and daughter whose lives are upended by the resurgence of individuals from their past—both real and supernatural. Their tenuous existence becomes imperilled, and their only hope lies in finding strength within their bond to overcome the menacing forces that threaten to engulf them. This horror film explores themes of women’s rights while defying patriarchal norms.