Home is Where the Cake is.


For this week’s #BCM320 Digital Asia screening we watched the 2018 Pakistani film Cake, a touching story centred around an often dysfunctional yet forgiving family. Throughout this film, we are presented with different ideas of Pakistani culture, mainly patriarchy, etiquette and responsibility. From my experience watching this film, I felt like I was presented with a family which is transitioning between generations. While the main characters in this movie are faced with the most difficult periods in their lives, they learn to grow into a more modern and diverse family.

One of the most recurring themes in this film is responsibility. This mostly relates to the eldest sister Zareen, who at the beginning of the story is the main caretaker for her parents and helps…

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