Aamir Bashir’s ‘The Winter Within’ Trailer – The Hollywood Reporter

Kashmiri actor redirects director Aamir Bashir back to first movie in 12 years Winter insidea tense historical drama makes its world premiere in competition at the Busan International Film Festival on Sunday.

In the film’s first English-language trailer, shared exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter On the eve of the premiere, actress Zoya Hussain, playing the domestic servant Nargis, is revealed in a grieving mood amid Kashmir’s harsh but majestic winter landscape (see trailer below. ).

Bashir, who was born in Kashmir, started his film career as an actor – he had a recurring role on Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred game – before making his directorial debut in 2010 with Fall, has become a much-loved festival, playing in Toronto, Rotterdam and Fribourg. It later won Best Urdu Feature Film at the 60th National Film Awards of India. Winter insideThe star of, Hussain, hails from India, where she is known for her breakout performance in Anurag Kashyap’s hit boxing film. The Brawlers.

Winter inside follows Nargis’ journey as she searches for her husband Manzoor (Manzoor Ahmad Bhat), who was captured after participating in an armed uprising. Not sure if her mate is alive or dead, Nargis faces many of the difficulties that characterize the reality of Kashmir – where frequent skirmishes large and small due to the protracted conflict between India and Pakistan, as well as the border dispute with China. She was fired when her employer learned that Manzoor was a warrior. She returns to her hometown, where Yaseen (Shabir Ahmad Lone), who has feelings for her, offers a helping hand. When Manzoor suddenly returns home, the three characters must negotiate subtle emotional shifts amid a dangerous political situation.

“Nargis’ face – with various emotions – and the landscape of Kashmir in eternal winter are the story and theme of this film,” the Busan International Film Festival said in its selection note. .

Bashir co-wrote Winter inside with Shanker Raman, who is also the film’s director of photography. Co-produced by India/France/Qatar, the film is produced by Claire Lajoumard of Acrobates Films of France. Bangkok-based sales agent, Diversion is handling worldwide sales.

Winter inside will debut in the main section of New Currents in Busan on Sunday, October 9.


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