|General Admission:||$25.00||Post-film Q&A with director Musa Syeed|
Valley of Saints
Director: Musa Syeed
Producer: Nicholas Bruckman
Director of Photography: Yoni Brook
Starring: Gulzar Bhat, Nellofar Hamid, and Afzal Sofi
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Language: Kashmiri (with English subtitles)
TRT: 82 min.
Set in the endangered lake communities of Kashmir, Valley of Saints is a lyrical
examination of steadfast loyalty and earnest love. When a military entrenchment
traps Gulzar, a young tourist boatman, and his best friend Afzal in their lake village,
their relationship with Asifa, a visiting environmental researcher, threatens their plans
to escape their war-torn home. Widely-celebrate—the film won the Alfred P. Sloan
Feature Film Prize and Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year—Valley of
Saints makes its hometown debut with New Yorker and director Syeed in attendance.