Minhal Baig’s debut feature, Hala, opens in select theaters Friday, November 22, ahead of its streaming premiere on Apple TV+. Executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, the coming-of-age drama stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna and Anna Chlumsky, and features score by Mandy Hoffman (“I Love Dick”, The Lovers). Keep reading for more about Hala, the Sundance and Seattle International Film Festival Best Feature-nominated film.
Growing up is harder when you’re doing it in two different worlds. Watch Hala December 6 on the Apple TV app: http://apple.co/_Hala
Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family. Written and directed by Minhal Baig and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, ”Hala” was an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.