Mar
Achievements, Festivals, Reviews

“★★★★” London Review

London Short Film Festival: Generation Gap   Jessica Peña Dia  “Mariam is determined to escape her conservative Pakistani family by pursuing an online romance in secret, but when her mother begins arranging Mariam’s marriage to her cousin, she refuses and her romance takes a dark twist, revealing the extremes that Mariam is willing to go to…

Dec
Reviews

Dia | Tribune Review

‘Dia’ sheds light on mental illnesses in Pakistan | Tribune Review By Rahul Aijaz Hamza Bangash’s new short film Dia has been screened in film festivals across the world, including the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival (LSFF) and the Locarno International Film Festival. It recently had its first screening in Pakistan at Capri Cinema in Karachi. Dia revolves around…

Dec
Reviews

Dia | HIP Review

Dia shows the power of a twisted mind Hamza Bangash’s film takes you to a dark place ASJAD KHAN | Hip In Pakistan Dia is often used as a sign of ‘hope’. Dia jalaeyga rakhna (Retain that fire, or don’t let go of hope) goes a famous Pakistan song. It is used a metaphor for…

Aug
Reviews

Dia Reviews from Locarno

This film has literally shocked me….If I had to award a prize, I would give it to this filmmaker for making tangible the mental discomfort, pain and anguish of the protagonist.