Filmmaker Asim Abbasi’s Barzakh starring Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed and produced by Shailja Kejriwal, had its World Premiere at UGC Ciné Cité, Lille as part of this year’s Series Mania Festival. In attendance were writer and director, Asim Abbasi; actors, Sanam Saeed and Franco Giusti; producer, Shailja Kejriwal; and production designer, Aarij Hashimi.
Barzakh was the only selection from South Asia at the festival this year. The web series premiered as part of the International Panorama line-up. A day prior to the premiere, the Barzakh team walked the Red Carpet at the Series Mania Opening Ceremony, which took place at Nouveau Siecle, Lille. The series poster was also unveiled.
Held annually in Lille, France, the Series Mania festival, since its inception in 2010, has been instrumental in recognising and curating the best series across the world.