Writhe – A Spectacular Art Film

Armeena Rana Khan may be a new comer in Pakistan but she has already made her mark abroad with her short film called ‘Writhe’ which was shown in Cannes Film Festival this year in May. It was a huge honor for the whole team of Writhe for their film to get selected at Cannes. It received quite a response from the Hollywood’s most elite crowd. The director, Sharaz Ali was also approached by stars like the Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and James Franco (known for his work in the Spiderman franchise) and he got a chance to have a little chat with them, which was a truly wonderful experience for him.

Recently, there was a private screening held in London and those who attended the screening got to meet the cast and crew, and got an opportunity to ask questions from the whole team. Fox News and ARY UK covered the event and took exclusive interviews from the star cast. The screening turned out to be a huge success and the film was appreciated by everyone present at the screening.

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Armeena looked gorgeous in a funky yet classy attire at the screening. Here is a click of Armeena with Sharaz Ali from the screening:

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Writhe is a short film directed by Sharaz Ali and features Armeena Rana Khan and Geoff Cooper as the leads. The story revolves around a woman who is abused and mutilated by her boyfriend and this turns her into a cold and forbidding woman and we get to see a pure evil side of her. Her thirst for seeking revenge is so strong that innocent victims become her target and her thirst is only quenched by taking their lives.

And here is a screen shot from the movie:

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Since it is an Art film, it is unique and independent and aimed at a niche market rather than the mass audiences. Sharaz Ali once said in an interview that he entered Writhe in the Cannes Film Festival at the very last minute and did not have any high hopes but he was absolutely thrilled to find out that his film had been selected.

Armeena is a Canadian based actress who started her career with modeling and then turned to acting as a hobby but now she has made a successful career out of it. She is currently seen in Shab-e-Arzoo ka Aalam and Happily Married and there are more of her projects in the pipeline.

The unfortunate part is that the people the short film will not be officially released in Pakistan because of Writhe’s different story and unique concept which may not appeal to the audiences here. The concept of art films is new to the audiences here and Writhe might not get the praise or the appreciation that it deserves. According to the director, if things work out the film might be released online.

According to the latest buzz, Armeena Rana Khan will be seen in another short film called ‘Echoes through Eternity’. It will be directed by BAFTA nominated director Aneel Ahmed. This short film is due to be released in 2014. After such a huge success of her first short film, it is not surprising to know that she had been approached by big directors and is quite in demand nowadays. We hope to see her climbing higher on the ladder of success as time passes.

We wish her all the best for her future!

Mariam Shafiq


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  • liaqat

    She as a western born girl with loose morals, and will do any thing for money

  • Robert Mason

    @ Liaqat – Really? How do you know that? Do you know her personally? what exactly is your evidence for this statement? Or are you just a poorly educated jealous loser living in the third world who will waste oxygen and then die, forgotten for all time having done nothing except wasted the aforementioned oxygen? SO show us your evidence or forever be embarrassed you internet warrior you…lol

  • Anonymous

    ^Excusme? Keep in mind the so-called eastern girls aping western girls in-fact going miles ahead of them also have loose morals, in-fact no morals and will also do anything for money.

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    Armeena is a Canadian, who is now working in Pakistan. Also the pictures listed above are from the screening held in London, these pictures are not from any event in Pakistan. Means armeena has not worn this dress in Pakistan, but it is in London.

    Every society has its different morality limits, wearing such dress in Pakistan in pubic is definitely objectionable. But wearing such dress in London (where this event arranged) and Canada (from where armeena belongs) is a norm.

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    This article is on a film named Writhe and its story and its cast, from the description mentioned above it seems to be a nice experimental and complicated film. Sad thing is it will not be released in Pakistan, bcoz it don't have the traditional latka-jhatka that our audience love to watch in a film. But some channel might release it, like GEO onaired khamosh paani by sabiha sommar some years ago.

    Sadly most of the visitors of this page have not bothered to read and comment about the objective of writing this article i.e. the film, its nature, its unique story, instead they are commenting on dressing of armeena which is not the purpose of this article.

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Bless you Mr. Rashid Nazir Ali for pointing out the real purpose of this article.
      I just meant to give details of the movie. Its just shocking to see people pointing fingers at Armeena's dressing.
      It might be released online so viewers in Pakistan still have a chance to watch it. I am definitely looking forward to watch it. 🙂

  • Ooga Booga Dinasour

    If she has a stylist she should fire him/her. If not, maybe she should consider getting one….

    • Hola

      IKR! I don't know how that outfit could ever be called classy… funky sure, but def not classy.

  • David Gaunt

    Another very well written article.