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The Queen of My Dreams


Feature Narrative

  • Open captions in-person Open Captions



Queer grad student Azra is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother. When her father suddenly dies on a trip home to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a Bollywood-inspired journey through memories, both real and imagined; from her mother’s youth in Karachi to her own coming-of-age in rural Canada.

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Directors Spotlight

Fawzia Mirza


Fawzia (she/they) is a queer, South Asian, Muslim filmmaker. Her feature directorial debut THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS world premiered at TIFF, had its international premiere at BFI’s London Film Festival and its US premiere at SXSW. It was nominated for 5 Canadian Academy Awards. Fawzia co-wrote & starred in the feature SIGNATURE MOVE which world premiered at SXSW, won 15 awards (including US Grand Jury Prize, Outfest). Her feature script HEIRLOOM was named to the 2022 Muslim List, published by The Black List. She’s written for TV, executive produced documentaries and her award-winning short films have screened all over the world.

  • Runtime 95 minutes
  • Country Pakistan, Canada
  • Language English, Urdu
  • Cast Nimra Bucha, Amrit Kaur, Hamza Haq
  • Cinematographer Matt Irwin
  • Composer Alysha Brilla
  • Director Fawzia Mirza
  • Editor Simone Smith
  • Executive Producer Robina Riccitiello, Josh Peters, Damon D'Oliveira, Kamil Chima, Carol Ann Noronha, Anam Abbas, Alexander Stegmaier
  • Music Cody Partridge
  • Producer Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault, Andria Wilson Mirza
  • Production Design Michael Pierson
  • Screenwriter Fawzia Mirza
  • Premiere Philadelphia

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