Sadia Saeed's ARIFA stars Shermin Hassan as a young British-Pakistani woman who life has hit a crisis.
Logline: Arifa reaches a crisis in her life when the escalation of her feelings for intriguing but evasive ‘professional gamer’ Riccardo, coincides with the reappearance of her black-market tobacco peddling father, Hameed.
An off-kilter, darkly funny story of a young British-Pakistani woman navigating her way through life,
Synopsis: An off-kilter, darkly funny story of a young British-Pakistani woman navigating her way through life, Arifa is a woman still finding her way in the world. Unlucky in love, things scarcely seem to improve when she becomes entangled with mysterious ‘professional gamer’ Riccardo. Just like the other men in her life – namely her absentee, bootlegging father Hameed – evasiveness and commitment issues are everywhere.
As she unpicks the issues she encounters in her life, helped (or hindered) by her Counsellor Shabana, Arifa will find herself growing up, and realising that things don’t always turn out as you might expect.
ARIFA is written/directed by Sadia Saeed & produced by Peter Leslie.
Arifa - Shermin Hassan
Hameed - Jeff Mirza
Riccardo - Luca Pusceddu
Farida - Taru Devani
Shabana - Shazia Mirza
Amina - Nimisha Odedra
Michael - Rez Kempton
Sara - Zehra Naqvi
Stella - Tina Gray
Louise - Athene Parker
Eddie - Brett Fancy
George - George Camiller