Could You Ever Forgive Bewafai (Unfaithfulness)? A Review of Mere Paas Tum Ho

Hafsah Janjua, BA International Relations “Regret, Loyalty and Forgiveness are the three words that come to mind when I think of Mere Paas Tum Ho” Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019), a Pakistani romance drama aired on ARY TV, presents an addition to Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar’s portfolio of unconventional and ground-breaking screenwriting in Pakistani popular culture. The […]

Nigeria disqualified from the Oscars

Destiny Adeyemi, BA African studies The requirement of non-English prevents countries like Nigeria…from using and fluctuating between a variety of languages The Nigerian film ‘Lionheart’, was disqualified from the Academy Awards’ ‘Best International Feature Film’ category, on 5 November, for having too much dialogue in English. Lionheart, which is currently on Netflix, details the story […]

Film Review: Facing the Dragon – The Women Behind the Resistance

Hana Qureshi, BA World Philosophies  ‘Facing the Dragon’ is a documentary film – directed, filmed and produced by Sedika Mojadidi – which follows the stories of two women, Nilofar Ibrahami and Shakila Ebrhaimkhel. Their journeys face no shortage of obstacles as they grapple with the hardships of war, their family’s security and being advocates of […]

The Walking Dead-alum Steven Yeun talks about his new film, Burning

By Azeem Rajulawalla, BA History Last week, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning was released. It had already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival where it was in competition for the Palme D’or, particularly for its surprising and tense ending, which ultimately leaves you with more questions than answers. It deals with sexual frustration and social divides […]