Mariam’s life is turned upside down by the death of her grandfather, the family’s patriarch. The victim of a series of assaults by unknown men, she gains the ability to hear a strange sound, a harbinger of future misfortune.
After Saim Sadiq’s remarkable Joyland in 2022, In Flames is further proof of the vitality of Pakistani cinema today. It is impressive for both the beauty of its imagery and its rendition of the heroine’s points of view. Zarrar Kahn says his inspiration for this social horror fi lm was simply anecdotes from the daily lives of the women around him in Pakistan’s patriarchal society.