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Hala (2019)

R | | Drama | 6 December 2019 (USA)
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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Director:

Minhal Baig

Writer:

Minhal Baig (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Hala Masood
Jack Kilmer ... Jesse / Hala's boyfriend
Gabriel Luna ... Mr. Lawrence
Purbi Joshi ... Eram / Hala's mother
Azad Khan ... Zahid Masood
Taylor Marie Blim Taylor Marie Blim ... Melanie (as Taylor Blim)
Anna Chlumsky ... Shannon Taylor
Charin Alvarez ... Principal
Sam Straley ... Evan
Sonny Bhatt ... Arash
Ahmed Lucan ... Mahmoud
Alka Nayyar ... Hina
Raven Whitley Raven Whitley ... Lucy
Bianca Corral Bianca Corral ... Sasha
Zayna Dib ... Joy
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Storyline

Hala, a Pakistani-American teenager girl in her final year of high school is cautious with her words, but avidly curious with her eyes and ears. Floating in a limbo between two cultures, she's gently pulling back from her Muslim faith and tentatively testing her crush on Jesse, a tousled blond classmate with a sensitive soul. She's a fascinating paradox, at once subdued and adventurous: One moment, she's meekly enduring the affectionate nagging of her anxious mother Eram; the next, she's racing through their Chicago suburb on her skateboard. Written by New York Times

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Connections

Remake of Hala (2016) See more »

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The Night
Written by Elisabeth Ellison and Riley Geare
Performed by Cardioid
Courtesy of Marmoset
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Beautiful movie
6 June 2020 | by mberg74See all my reviews

Beautiful movie about being a teenager and what belongs to that part of life. but at the same time be Muslim and live up to its expectations.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago,Illinois, USA See more »

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