LONDON: Pakistani Britain movie "My Pure Land" has been named for Oscar Award by Britain as a foreign movie selected for the prestigious award.
The film tells the true story of a mother and her two daughters in rural Pakistan who were forced to defend their land from a militia that included 200 bandits. It’s submission is very important as it gives way to an Urdu-language film for the first time as Britain’s for the foreign-language Oscar.
Masud is an up-and-coming director, who earned critical acclaim with his short film Two Dosas, funded by Film London and voted best film in their London Calling Plus category.
My Pure Land was shot in Pakistan in strenuous conditions. The movie’s production company, Bill Kenwright Films, said that the crew had to negotiate their way through heavily armed citizen regions with the production banner describing the film as ‘a violent contemporary Western but grounded in realism and crucially with a feminist theme.’