Part of the reason we can’t seem to stop thinking about “Hala” is the beautiful score from composer Mandy Hoffman. – Charles Barfield, The Playlist
In a Sundance review, The Playlist says Hala is “Keenly observed and quietly powerful,” and one of the publication’s favorite films of the year. Directed by Minhal Baig in her debut feature (BoJack Horseman) and featuring an orchestral score by Mandy Hoffman (The Lovers), the Jada Pinkett Smith-produced coming-of-age indie film received a Grand Jury Prize nomination at Sundance and a Best Feature Film nomination at Seattle International Film Festival. A New York Times Critics’ Pick film, Hala makes it’s streaming debut on Apple TV+ shortly after opening in select theaters.
“[Geraldine Viswanathan’s] performance is vulnerable and self-possessed in equal measure, and often at the same time” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Hala (Apple TV+ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available now exclusively on Apple Music! Keep reading to listen to a track and more.
“Part of the reason we can’t seem to stop thinking about “Hala” is the beautiful score from composer Mandy Hoffman (“The Lovers”)….The composer brings a beauty to the film that helps tell the story of a young Pakistani American teenager trying to reconcile being a typical teen with the expectations of her family and religious beliefs.” – Charles Barfield, The Playlist
Ahead of the soundtrack release, listen to the track, “Life Moves On” by the film’s Composer, Mandy Hoffman, now exclusively at The Playlist! Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack digitally on Apple Music exclusively first. See the full album tracklist and pre-add link below.
From Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith comes Hala, the Sundance coming-of-age film making its premiere on the Apple TV+ platform on December 6.
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.