My Pure Land director on his debut feature and being the UK’s Oscar entry


by LAUREN CODLING and SAIRAH MASUD THE director of a critically acclaimed film set in Pakistan has spoken about how important it was to represent the country in an accurate light. My Pure Land, a true story about three women defending their home against militants, is directed by 38-year-old newcomer Sarmad Masud. His debut feature film has been widely recognised by critics and was the UK’s official entry in the Oscar’s foreign language category. Sarmad Masud was keen to film My Pure Land in Pakistan Despite suggestions for the story to be filmed in India or Morocco, the final production…

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