Pakistani actor-singer Fawad Khan will be seen in the upcoming series ‘Barzakh’ opposite Sanam Saeed. Directed by Asim Abbasi, the show will have its world premiere at the spectacular Series Mania festival in Lille, France in March.
In the series, Fawad plays a single parent while Sanam plays the central female character who is mysterious as well as compassionate.
‘Barzakh’ is the only selection from South Asia at the festival. The web series will be screened as part of the International Panorama line-up, a 12-title competitive segment. It has also been nominated in several categories like Best Series, Best Director, Best Actress. best Actor as well as the Student Jury Award and the Audience Award.
‘Barzakh’ is the only selection from South Asia at the festival. The web series will be screened as part of the International Panorama line-up, a 12-title competitive segment. It has also been nominated in several categories such as Best Series, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor as well as Student Jury Award and Audience Award.
Thrilled at the selection, director Asim Abbasi said, “At its core, ‘Barzakh’ is a family drama set within the world of supernatural beings and other-worldly occurrences. The story stems from a personal loss and the fear that comes with it, Which made me realize that love is indeed eternal and inspired me to write a story about it.
He further added, “The selection of ‘Barzakh’ in Series Mania is a momentous yet humbling occasion for all of us, not only because it is a show that is very close to my heart, but also because the selection has given us a strong mandate to do so.” There is belief. There is belief in this story that is now finding its way among the best in the world.
The Series Mania festival, held every year in Lille since its inception in 2010, has played an important role in identifying and curating the best series from around the world. Festival brings together the best screenwriters, directors and artists together under one roof.
Shot in the picturesque Hunza Valley in Pakistan, ‘Barzakh’ blends together magical realism and supernatural fantasy within a family reunion setting, and deals with themes of love, loss and reconciliation.
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