What Will People Say


The Main 4 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 6:50 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Apr 19, 2018 1:45 PM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 9:20 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Hva vil folk si
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Midnight Sun
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Women & Film
Spotlight Competition Award
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Women Directors
Oscar Submission
Release Year:2017
Runtime:106 min
Festivals & Awards:Audience Award New Auteurs - AFI Fest
Audience Choice Prize
Femme de cinéma Sisley/Les Arcs Prize
Young Jury Prize Special Mention - Les Arcs European Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Director:Iram Haq
Producer:Maria Ekerhovd
Cinematographer:Nadim Carlsen
Screenwriter:Iram Haq
Editor:Janus Billeskov Jansen
Anne Osterund
Composer:Martin Pedersen
Lorenz Dangel
Principal Cast:Maria Mozdah
Adil Hussain
Rohit Saraf
Ekavali Khanna
Ali Arfan
Sheeba Chaddha
Lalit Parimoo
Filmography:I Am Yours ('13)


Director Iram Haq’s What Will People Say is a clash of wills, cultures and generations. Norwegian teen Nisha (played by promising newcomer Maria Mozhdah) is caught between two worlds. In public, she is a sociable high schooler who appears to have adopted Western values with ease—she flirts, she drinks, she spends time with her friends. But at home, Nisha’s life is that of a traditional Pakistani daughter. While Nisha’s mother is an ever-critical eye, her father holds her on a pedestal. That is, until one night when Nisha sneaks her boyfriend Daniel into her room, where the two are discovered by her father. Her parents fly into a rage, and when the dust clears, Nisha is to be sent to live with her aunt in Pakistan.

Part generational drama and coming-of-age story, What Will People Say traces a young woman’s expression of identity until it slips out of her control.

Director Biography

Iram Haq has worn multiple hats throughout her career—screenwriter, director, and actress to name a few. Her debut feature was I Am Yours (’13) which was first screened at the Toronto Film Festival and later named the official Norwegian entry for the 86th Academy Awards.



"The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead." - Variety


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