Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed starrer Barzakh heads to the Series Mania Festival

International Premiere

Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed are all set to reunite on screen for a Zee5 series titled Barzakh. The series is already going international at one of France’s prestigious film festivals – the Series Mania Festival. Barzakh is the only selection from South Asia at the festival this year, scheduled to be held in France from March 17 to 24. The web series will be screened as part of International Panorama lineup, a 12-title competitive section, and is also nominated in several categories such as Best Series, Best Director, Best Actor (female), Best Actor (male) as well as the Student Jury award and the Audience award. Directed by Asim Abbasi, the show is a blend of magical realism and supernatural fantasy. Thrilled at the selection, Abbasi said, “At its core, Barzakh is a family drama framed within a world of supernatural beings and other worldly events. The genesis of the story stemmed from a personal loss and the fears that came with it, making me realise that love is indeed eternal and nudging me to write a story about it. The selection of Barzakh at the Series Mania is such a momentous yet humbling occasion for all of us, not only because it’s a show that’s so close to my heart but also because the selection is such a strong validation of our belief in this story which is now finding its way amongst the best in the world.”