Noor

Noor

Genre

Drama

Director

Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla Zencirci

Run time

1h 17min

Cast

Noor -, Uzma Al, Baba Muhammad, Gunga Saeen

Noor does not belong anymore to Khusras, Pakistan’s transgender community as he decides to be a man. As a man, he also has to work like a man and find a girl, who will make him happy, accepting him like he is.

Noor works in the truck depot and dreams of the girl of his life. He spits like a man and every evening he puts on a special cream to finally make his beard grow. And yet he is not a real man, but neither a woman. In the community of the Khusras, he was a woman. He danced like a goddess, wearing beautiful dresses, yet he decided to be man instead and thus now seeks to understand, not really finding his place, what makes him happy. His grandfather knows a legend of a faraway place, where the wishes of all those seeking for happiness will be fulfilled and before he gets to finish, Noor drives a stolen truck towards the picturesque mountains in the verge of a beginning story of forgetting one’s past and finding his future. Or it goes the other way around?

The documentary-like road movie NOOR is a French-Pakistan co-production, that in one hand tells a story of one finding himself and yet on the other reminds us that sometimes, whilst seeking for happiness, we forget what really makes us happy.

Maria Reinup

Genre

Drama

Director

Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla Zencirci

Run time

1h 17min

Cast

Noor -, Uzma Al, Baba Muhammad, Gunga Saeen

Noor does not belong anymore to Khusras, Pakistan’s transgender community as he decides to be a man. As a man, he also has to work like a man and find a girl, who will make him happy, accepting him like he is.

Noor works in the truck depot and dreams of the girl of his life. He spits like a man and every evening he puts on a special cream to finally make his beard grow. And yet he is not a real man, but neither a woman. In the community of the Khusras, he was a woman. He danced like a goddess, wearing beautiful dresses, yet he decided to be man instead and thus now seeks to understand, not really finding his place, what makes him happy. His grandfather knows a legend of a faraway place, where the wishes of all those seeking for happiness will be fulfilled and before he gets to finish, Noor drives a stolen truck towards the picturesque mountains in the verge of a beginning story of forgetting one’s past and finding his future. Or it goes the other way around?

The documentary-like road movie NOOR is a French-Pakistan co-production, that in one hand tells a story of one finding himself and yet on the other reminds us that sometimes, whilst seeking for happiness, we forget what really makes us happy.

Maria Reinup

Info

Rating

(none)

Production year

2012

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/20/2012