Polite Society


The Main 3 Sat, Apr 15, 2023 9:30 PM
The Main 3 Tue, Apr 18, 2023 7:15 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Asian Frontiers
Release Year:2023
Runtime:103 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
Print Source:Focus Features
Women Directors
Family Drama
Martial Arts
Asian Interest
Director:Nida Manzoor
Producer:Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Olivier Kaempfer
John Pocock
Cinematographer:Ashley Connor
Screenwriter:Nida Manzoor
Editor:Robbie Morrison
Composer:Tom Howe
Shez Manzoor
Principal Cast:Priya Kansara
Ritu Arya
Nimra Bucha
Akshay Khanna
Seraphina Beh
Ella Bruccoleri


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A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, Polite Society follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

Director Biography

Nida Manzoor was raised until 10 in Singapore before her family moved to the UK. Originally hoping to be a musician, she turned to filmmaking and wrote, directed, and composed all the music for the series We Are Lady Parts, which won a Peabody Award and a BAFTA in 2022. Polite Society (2023) is her debut feature.