Pakistani short film Darling has been selected to be
showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as phase of the
Short Cuts lineup. The director of the film, Saim Sadiq, took to Instagram to
make the announcement.
“Super excited to share that Darling will have its
North American premiere at Toronto International Festival, 2019. A massive
thank you to @tiff_net and to the genius of @magsbriggs for this stunning
poster that I am obsessed with,” the submit read.
Set in a Lahori dance theatre, the film revolves round
a young boy and a trans girl. It features upcoming actor Mehar Bano, Abdullah
Malik and Nadia Afgan, alongside a real transgender actor named Alina Khan from
The upcoming edition of TIFF will be held from
September 5 to September 15, providing 35 movies from film-makers across 30
states and 20 exceptional languages.
Sadiq is currently finishing a graduate film diploma
from Columbia University in New York. His preceding short film, Nice Talking to
You gained the Best Director Award at his college closing year.