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Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Pakistan 2017
In French and Urdu with English subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|A slow-burning, skillfully performed study of family malaise and religious subjugation, Stephan Streker's A Wedding (Noces) follows a young Pakistani girl living in Belgium who's forced into an arranged marriage by her deeply traditional parents.
Featuring a superb international cast that includes newcomer Lina El Arabi in the lead role, Sebastien Houbani (Geronimo) as her domineering brother and Iranian actor Babak Karimi (A Separation, The Salesman) as a father blinded by his own orthodox convictions, this intimately probing drama has already received prizes during its festival run in France, with international premieres in Toronto and Rome. European theatrical bids for this co-production are certain, while overseas art houses may want to pay this Wedding a visit.
Jordan Mintzer / The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Stephan Streker
Stephan Streker (born in 1964) is a Belgian director, photographer, film critic and sports journalist. His directing debut came in 1993 with the short film Shadow Boxing. A Wedding is Streker’s third full-length feature film.
|Screenplay: Stephan Streker
Cast: Lina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Karimi, Neena Kulkarni, Olivier Gourmet, Alice De Lencquesaing, Zacharie Chasseriaud
Production: Michaël Goldberg & Boris Van Gils / Daylight Films & Formosa Productions