he Mehfil is delighted to be hosting a special screening of ANIMA STATE followed by a Q+A with the film's director Hammad Khan on 22 March at 504 Arch in Brixton.
ANIMA STATE is the second feature film from Hammad Khan ('Slackistan'). Set in contemporary Pakistan, a masked gunman goes on a murderous rampage and discovers that nobody cares to stop him. When he tries to get onto a TV channel to make a name for himself, his world starts to unravel…
Khan conducts an uncomfortable, in-your-face examination of Pakistan: from its violence to its apathy to its refusal to recognise its moral corruption. He takes on the media, politics, religion and even sports, in a way that scrutinises and implicates everyone, including the viewer.
"The most important film to come out of Pakistan in decades" - Fantasia Film Festival
"An exhilarating cinematic ride" - The London Indian Film Festival
Director: Hammad Khan
Starring: Uns Mufti, Malika Zafar, Osman Khalid Butt.
Run time: 80 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Urdu with English subtitles
The screening will take place at 7pm on 22 March 2019 at 504 Arch, 504 Ridgway Road, London, SW9 7EX. Tickets are £6 and are available here.