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The Queen of My Dreams

The Queen of My Dreams

Original name:The Queen of My Dreams
English name: The Queen of My Dreams
Year: 2023
Run time: 96 Min
Language: English, Urdu
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Fawzia Mirza
Producers: Jason Levangie, Marc Tetreault, Andria Wilson
Cast: Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, Hamza Haq, Ayana Manji, Gul-e-Rana, Ali A. Kazmi, Meher Jaffri
Screenplay: Fawzia Mirza
Cinematographer: Matt Irwin
Editor: Simone Smith
Sound Designer:Formosa Group
Music Composer: Alysha Brilla
Production Company: Baby Daal Productions; Shut Up & Colour Pictures
World Sales: Level K


  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • Leeds IFF 2023
  • Whistler FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2023 The Queen of My Dreams
  • 2022 Auntie (Short)
  • 2021 The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night (Short)
  • 2021 Noor and Layla (Short)

Director's Biography:

Fawzia Mirza

Fawzia Mirza is a queer, South Asian Muslim writer and director. They co-wrote and starred in the feature Signature Move, which world premiered at SXSW, screened 150+ film festivals, won 15 awards. They wrote and directed the award-winning Noor & Layla (Outfest, BlackStar, Bentonville, Bend, Frameline, 50+ festivals worldwide) and directed the rom-com short The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night (world-premiered Toronto IFF 2021) named one of Canada’s Top 10. Fawzia’s directorial feature debut The Queen Of My Dreams, shot in Canada and Pakistan, world premiered Toronto IFF 2023, was nominated for the Jean Marc Valée DGC Discovery Award.


Azra, a Pakistani woman living in Toronto, is worlds apart from her conservative Muslim mother. When her father suddenly dies on a trip home to Pakistan, Azra finds herself on a Bollywood-inspired journey through memories, both real and imagined, from her mother’s youth in Karachi to her own coming- of-age in rural Canada.