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Hala (2019)

R | | Drama | 22 November 2019 (USA)

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Releases November 22, 2019
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 Ross
Gabriel Luna ... Mr. Lawrence
Purbi Joshi ... Eram Masood
Azad Khan ... Zahid Masood
Taylor Marie Blim Taylor Marie Blim ... Melanie (as Taylor Blim)
Charin Alvarez ... Principal
Sam Straley ... Evan
Sonny Bhatt Sonny Bhatt ... Arash
Ahmed Lucan ... Mahmoud
Alka Nayyar Alka Nayyar ... Hina
Raven Whitley Raven Whitley ... Lucy
Bianca Corral Bianca Corral ... Sasha
Zayna Dib Zayna Dib ... Joy
Jimmy Chung ... Photographer
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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Written by Elisabeth Ellison and Riley Geare
Performed by Cardioid
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Promising idea; Disappointing execution
28 January 2019 | by doublelistreplySee all my reviews

I had been looking forward to seeing this film at Sundance. What a let down. It's a nice idea and a story that should be told. Just wish it had been told by a more confident director. The film is tedious and doesn't have much shape. It meanders. The last half is a mess. One of the most disappointing films at Sundance.


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