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Polite Society (2023)

Opens on April 28

Director: Nida Manzoor Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Ella Bruccoleri, Priya Kansara, Ritu Arya, Seraphina Beh, Shobu Kapoor

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2023 Sundance Film Festival

A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, Polite Society (2023) follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

“a pulpy, irresistible heist movie replete with visual wit, impressive martial arts, gripping social horror, and undiluted female rage”


About the filmmaker:

Nida Manzoor is a British television writer and director who made her feature debut with Polite Society (2023) at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, she wrote, directed, and created all the original music for the comedy series We Are Lady Parts, which was nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award and an Independent Spirit Award, and won a 2022 Peabody Award, the 2022 BAFTA for best comedy writer, and the 2021 Rose d’Or Emerging Talent Award. Among other television work, she also directed two episodes of Doctor Who shown in 2020. Manzoor graduated from University College London with a degree in Politics. As of 2021, she is part of the Pillars Artist Fellowship Advisory Board.

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