Nida Manzoor will see her debut feature POLITE SOCIETY premiere at the prestigious 2023 Sundance Film Festival taking place next month in January. It is a rare occurrence for a South Asian woman work to be showcased and that her directorial debut will have it’s world premiere at Sundance.
A merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment and bold action, POLITE SOCIETY follows martial artist-in-training Ria Khan who believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.
POLITE SOCIETY features an amazing cast led by and introducing Priya Kansara (Bridgerton, Half Bad), Ritu Arya (Red Notice, The Umbrella Academy), Nimra Bucha (Ms. Marvel), Shobu Kapoor (We Are Lady Parts), Ella Bruccoleri (Call the Midwife), Seraphina Beh (Top Boy), Shona Babayemi, Jeff Mirza (We Are Lady Parts), and Akshay Khanna (Chloe). It marks the feature debut for writer/director Nida Manzoor, creator of We Are Lady Parts.
Produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Focus Features will release the film in theaters on April 28th.