The Winter Within by Aamir Bashir
  • Audience Award – Festival des 3 Continents of Nantes (France)
  • Audience Award – Busan International Film Festival – New Currents
  • Duration : 99′
  • Year of production : 2022
  • In coproduction with Sangbaaz Films (India)
  • With the support of region Ile-de-France and Doha Film Institute
  • International Distributor : DIVERSION

In Srinagar, the winter capital of Kashmir in India, Nargis is a domestic worker for a wealthy family. She looks for her husband, Manzoor, hoping he is still alive, locked up in a military camp. Fired from her job she is left with no choice but to return to her village.

  • Nargis : Zoya Hussain
  • Arif : Shabir Ahmad Lone
  • Manzoor : Manzoor Ahmad Bhat

  • Director : Aamir Bashir
  • Screenwriters : Aamir Bashir – Shanker Raman
  • Producer : Claire Lajoumard
  • Cinematographer : Shanker Raman
  • Editor : Shan Mohammed
  • Sound Designers : Vinod Subramanian & Roman Dymny
  • Colorist : Yov Moor
  • Composers : Naren Chandavarkar & Benedict Taylor
  • Countries : France – Inde – Qatar
  • Language : Kashmiri – Urdu
  • With the support of : Region Ile-de-France – Doha Film Institute/Qumra

Aamir Bashir was born in 1970 in Srinaga, Kashmir, India.

After having received a diploma in History, he studied law at the University of Delhi. He worked as a journalist and as an anchor on Television. He moved to Bombay in 1998 and began a career in acting.

He played notably in multiple independent films such as “Clever & Lonely” by Ashwini Malik, “Split Wide Open” by Dev Benegal, “The Great Indian Butterfly” by Sarthak Dasgupta, “A Wednesday” by Neeraj Pandey, “Peepli (Live)” by Anusha Rizvi and Mahmood Farooqui and “Frozen” by Shivajee Chandrabhushan.

He directed “HARUD (Autumn)”, his first feature film as a screenwriter, director and producer in 2010. HARUD won the Don Quixote Prize at the Friburg International Film Festival in 2011, and the Best Film Prize in Urdu in 2013.

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