Renowned Pakistani artist Meesha Shafi has expanded her list of accomplishments.
Mustache has received accolades from The Film Stage.
Mustache portrays Ilyas, a Pakistani teenager attending a public high school in San Jose.
Renowned Pakistani artist Meesha Shafi has expanded her list of accomplishments by taking home the 2023 Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Mustache has received accolades from The Film Stage, which called it a “rebellious yet minor coming-of-age tale,” in recognition of the excellent work of Imran J. Khan, who both directed and authored the movie.
Producing the film alongside Khan, Christina Won, Jessica Sittig, Christopher Storer, and Tyson Bidner helped it gain popularity and notoriety. The film Mustache portrays the tale of Ilyas, a Pakistani teenager attending a public high school in San Jose after being expelled from an Islamic elementary school for inciting a fight.
Ilyas’s primary problem is that he grew a moustache when he was ten years old, which makes for awkward class pictures. The movie, which takes place in the mid-1990s, beautifully depicts the emotional agony of a young person who is confronted with what seems like an insurmountable, life-altering situation.
In January, Shafi shared a selfie of herself wearing a hijab and expressing her excitement for the movie, in which she is portraying a young adolescent. She commended her castmates Hasan Minhaj, Alicia Silverstone, and Atharva Verma and said that Mustache was a lovely movie.
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