Reading a Cake

This week in BCM320 we, as a class watched the 2018 Pakistani Film, Cake. Cake follows Zareen as her parents health issues bring her siblings Zara and Zain from their jobs and lives overseas. During the film they deal with loss, re-discover old loves and un-cover a long buried family secret that changes Zara’s perspective on her past. The film was very well received internationally and domestically in Pakistan, even having many of themain cast being nominatedat the 2019Lux Style Awards,a Pakistani award ceremony dedicated to cinema, television, fashion and music in Pakistan.

While i overall enjoyed the film, i did find it was a bit long and having to also live tweet at the same time, made it a bit hard to keep up with such a dialogue heavy story. This thought is one i have had in most of the screenings during this class…

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