The notorious Pakistani movie Cake has been winning hearts around the globe, ever since its release on March 30. The film has gotten positive reviews from critics, fans, and has rocked the box office – both national and international. The award-winning film has now bagged the Best Feature Film Award at the 8th Annual South Asian Film Festival in Montreal (SAFFM 2018).
Cake is an exceptional work that deeply explores complexity of human relationships. With a strong story line, the film focuses on various characters within a family and the hardships that they face together.
The movie is set in the metropolis of Pakistan – Karachi and revolves around the lives of two sisters – one who has gone to settle abroad, and the other who is ‘left’ behind. The climax of the story unveils when the resentment and guilt of the family comes out as the family comes together and hidden secrets unveil themselves. According to the director Asim Abbasi, Cake is something that any family from any part of the world can wholeheartedly relate to.
Earlier, the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal screened a diverse blend of films created by filmmakers who were of the South Asian origin. The aim of the festival is to showcase the artistic work and were presented through the medium of featured films and shorts, and included documentary and fictional movies.
Salam – The First ****** Nobel Laureate won Best Documentary, Audience Choice at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal, 2018. This is the film’s 5th Best Doc award this year. Thank you SAFFM audiences!
Asim Abbasi’s Cake as been nominated for Oscar consideration at the 91st Academy Awards as well. The film stars Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh, and Adnan Malik in pivot roles.
Earlier in March 2018, Abbasi was also awarded with the Best Director award at the UK Asian Film Festival London.
Haven’t watch the movie yet? Check out the trailer below:
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