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Hala (2019)

R | | Drama | 26 January 2019 (USA)
Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Director:

Minhal Baig

Writer:

Minhal Baig (written for the screen by)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Hala
Jack Kilmer ... Jesse
Gabriel Luna ... Mr. Lawrence
Purbi Joshi ... Eram
Azad Khan ... Zahid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charin Alvarez ... Principal gutierrez
Taylor Marie Blim Taylor Marie Blim ... Melanie
Anna Chlumsky ... Shannon
Jimmy Chung ... Photographer
Keith LeCreed Harris Keith LeCreed Harris ... Coach
Celia Skvaril Celia Skvaril ... Student
Sam Straley ... Evan
Raven Whitley Raven Whitley ... Lucy
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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Promising idea; Disappointing execution
28 January 2019 | by doublelistreplySee all my reviews

I had been looking forward to seeing this film at Sundance. What a let down. It's a nice idea and a story that should be told. Just wish it had been told by a more confident director. The film is tedious and doesn't have much shape. It meanders. The last half is a mess. One of the most disappointing films at Sundance.


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