As Sweet As The Name

Cake is a 2018 film from Pakistan that has managed to capture an international audience- rare for Pakistani cinema– with the combination of excellent actors; directorial vision and a plotline that tells a truly memorable story of the Jamali family while casting a reflection on various elements of modern Pakistan. This film touches on gender roles, family, religious minorities and izzat– a person’s honour- in a way that feels natural for the progression of the film while still managing to make an insightful point on everything that it explores.

I have not travelled to any ‘Middle Eastern’ (such a varying, all-encompassing, colonial term) countries and I don’t know a whole lot of people with that heritage so all that I have learned about countries like Pakistan is their wars. That’s why I’ve really been enjoying watching movies that come from other cultures besides America because for one thing…

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