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Hala (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Supported by a powerful central performance by Geraldine Viswanathan, Hala offers an insightful look at a young woman's journey of self-discovery.

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Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family.

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Anna Chlumsky
as Shannon Taylor
Charin Alvarez
as Principal
Ahmed Lucan
as Mahmoud
Jimmy Wai Chung Lee
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Hala

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The film shines with a glorious commitment to the emotional evolution of its female characters, which James Sizemore's score accents with notes of subtle agony.

December 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Young Australian Geraldine Viswanathan delivers a performance of tremendous poise, prowess and resonance in this affecting new coming-of-age film.

December 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Hala shines a new light on the tropes of teenage self-discovery.

December 2, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Viswanathan's resounding yet quiet performance allows the audience to see Hala for who she is - a smart, funny, intelligent, angsty, confused, and completely normal teenage girl.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Writer/director Minhal Baig's gentle and attentive sophomore feature Hala possesses something inherently extraordinary by just being about a young, female Muslim-American.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A coming-of-age tale, a compelling directorial debut, and a slight corrective regarding both teen movies and the American Muslim experience.

November 22, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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