“The Queen of My Dreams” – The Story of a Queer Pakistani Canadian Girl

The Queen of My Dreams – The Story of a Queer Pakistani Canadian Girl

Written and directed by Fawzia Mirza and starring Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, and Hamza Haq, “The Queen of My Dreams” is a heartfelt tale of love and identity. Spanning across decades and continents, ‘The Queen of My Dreams’ unveils the poignant narrative of love, conflict, and self-discovery between a queer woman and her mother.

The film will be in theatres on March 22.

Set against the backdrop of Canada in 1999 and Karachi in 1969, the film delves into the intricacies of family dynamics and cultural traditions. As Azra navigates her return to Pakistan amidst tragedy, she confronts stifling traditions and confronts the complex relationship with her mother, Mariam, portrayed by Nimra Bucha.

Fawzia Mirza skillfully knits together the intergenerational dreams of a mother and daughter, both trying to carve out their identities in a world full of expectations.


Canada, 1999. Free-spirited Azra must return to Pakistan in the wake of tragedy to tackle stifling traditions and a tense relationship with Mariam, her mother. Karachi, 1969. Mariam is an ambitious young woman with big plans. In this vibrant, Bollywood-infused film, Fawzia Mirza deftly intertwines the intergenerational dreams of a mother and daughter who are both trying to find their place in the world.

Written and Directed by Fawzia Mirza
Starring: Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq
Cinematography: Matt Irwin
Edited by Simone Smith
Music by Alysha Brilla
Release Date: September 8, 2023 (TIFF)
Country: Canada

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Where to watch The Queen of My Dreams (2024)
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