My Pure Land


The UK selection for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film

★★★★ “It’s lyrical, heart-poundingly tense and strikingly feminist”
Ed Potton, The Times

★★★★ “A lean and stirring Western…the relocation of an old genre into new territory is impeccable… For Masud this will only be the start
Danny Leigh, Financial Times

★★★★ “Sarmad Masud makes every dusty bullet count. If you are after a tense, tender, no-frills action movie, this will deliver a purely delicious rush
COS, Evening Standard

★★★★ “It’s a tremendously accomplished debut feature by writer-director Sarmad Masud
Brian Viner, Daily Mail

A cleverly structured debut that favours tension over action
Steve Rose, Guardian

Impressive debut feature… the film is reflective and lyrical
Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

A taut and exciting feature debut
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily


MY PURE LAND is a film based on a true story.

A young woman called Nazo and her mother and sister are called to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration.

In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their uncle Mehrban to take back the land. When Nazo’s resistance leaves two of the men dead, an enraged Mehrban calls in a local ragtag militia - two hundred armed bandits.

But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in…


Suhaee Abro
Syed Tanveer Hussain
Eman Fatima
Razia Malik


Sarmad Masud (debut)


Bill Kenwright (Chéri, The Purifiers)

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