Psychological thriller film ‘In Flames’ is Pakistan’s official 2023 Oscar submission

Oscar submission

The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee (PASC) has announced its official submission for Oscar consideration this year, In Flames by director Zarrar Kahn and producer Anam Abbas. The psychological thriller is being nominated for the International Feature Oscar. This year, the final choice was between John and In Flames. Premiering at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight earlier this year, the film’s story unfolds in Karachi. Following the demise of their family’s head, a mother and her daughter’s fragile life gets disrupted by entities from their history, both tangible and spectral. “As the chair of the Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, it is with immense pride and a deep sense of responsibility that we select and submit In Flames as Pakistan’s official entry for the International Feature category at the 96th Academy Awards,” said PASC Chairperson in a statement. “I’m deeply honoured that our film has been recognised by Pakistan’s Oscar committee. We’re currently self-distributing the film in Pakistan, as despite clearance from the local censor board. The response from Pakistani audiences has been rapturous and we’re just grateful to be able to show the film in the city it was made in,” said Kahn.