I Am Yours

A film by Iram Haq (Norway 2013 I 100 mins I cert 18)

Iram Haq’s courageous and provocative semi-autobiographical debut feature I Am Yours is a powerfully honest and moving portrayal of a young woman struggling with love, motherhood and being caught between two cultures. Mina is a 27 year old actress, second generation Pakistani and single mother of 4 year old Felix. She’s separated from her husband whom her family adore, and this is just one in a line of perceived misdemeanours that her parents believe have brought shame upon their family. Burdened by their constant disappointment and desperately lonely, Mina looks for comfort in the wrong places, and places her trust in the wrong people, repeatedly compromising her relationship with her family and her son, all to devastating effects on her state of mind. Featuring Ola Rapace (Crimes of Passion, Skyfall) and Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones).

Directed by: Iram Haq
Cast: Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace

Screenings

Gloucester Guildhall: 24-25 Mar 2015

Birmingham, Mockingbird Theatre: 16 Feb 2015

London, The Proud Archivist: 27 Jan 2015 (preview)

Nottingham, Broadway (Nordic Film Festival): 16 Dec 2014

Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema (Nordic Film Festival): 14 Dec 2014

Edinburgh Filmhouse (Nordic Film Festival): 10 Dec 2014

London, ArtHouse Crouch End (Nordic Film Festival): 2 Dec 2014

Glasgow Film Theatre (Nordic Film Festival): 1 Dec 2014

London, Hackney Picturehouse (Nordic Film Festival): 26 Nov 2014 + Q&A with lead actress Amrita Acharia

London, BFI (Birds Eye View Film Festival): 10 Apr 2014 + Q&A with director Iram Haq & lead actress Amrita Acharia

★★★ The Guardian 

 

“An atmospheric, delicately etched Nordic drama”

About the Filmmaker

Iram Haq (b. 1976) is a Norwegian actress, writer and director. She has worked for many years as an actor, on stage and in feature and TV films. She also wrote and starred in the short film Old Faithful (2004) that was selected for the short film competition at the Venice Film Festival in 2004. She made her directorial debut with the short Little Miss Eye flap in 2009, which premiered in Sundance and later won The Ellen Award at Aspen Shortsfest in 2010.