The Untold Story of a Serial Killar' has not been released in Pakistan yet due to its content, however, it continues to be screened in foreign film festivals. He also won two awards at the festival.
The same film has now been selected for the Berlin Film Festival, one of the world's oldest and largest film festivals in Germany, where it will be screened before June 29.
The director of The Untold Story of a Serial Killar Abu Aliha said in his tweet that his film was selected for Berlin Festival and later he said this while talking to Dawn Images. Confirmed that his film will be screened at a festival in Germany soon.
جاوید اقبال برلن فلم فیسٹیول کے لئے بھی منتخب ہوگئی ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/hlvdGAwfeL— Abu Aleeha (@abualeeha) June 13, 2022
He said that after facing a ban on content in Pakistan, he had applied to have his film screened at 10 different film festivals, some of which accepted his request.
He explained that some film festivals do not select a film that does not have a world premiere and since his film did not have a world premiere, his film will not be able to be presented in various festivals.
He said he had not sent his film to the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, but his film would be screened at the New York Festival, while he had also sent a request to the Toronto Film Festival administration for a screening.
He also said that he has plans to release the film on the OTT platform and he is working on it further. He said that there are several OTT platforms in Pakistan which release any content without censorship.
Abu Aliha also revealed that his film was being screened not by the censor boards but by a powerful person who did not want 'Javed Iqbal' to be released and that person was against the censor boards.
They are even more powerful than the departments, but they did not name the person. The filmmaker also said that he was working on a sequel to 'Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killar' and that the second film in the series would be bolder and more dangerous than the first, but he did not specify.
How long will the sequel be released? The film was screened at the UK Asian Film Festival in May 2020, where it was shortlisted for two awards. Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer also received two major awards, Best Director and Best Actor, both of which were received by Yasir Hussain.
The story of the said film revolves around the crimes of the notorious serial killer Javed Iqbal Mughal of Lahore, the capital of Punjab and his legal trial.
Javed Iqbal Mughal was guilty of killing 100 children and raping them. In 1999, Javed Iqbal wrote a letter to the police in which he admitted to killing 100 children between the ages of 6 and 16.In October 2001 Javed Iqbal Mughal committed suicide in Lahore jail.
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