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10th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

Signature Move

80 mins | Romantic Comedy | USA Directed by Jennifer Reeder

An emotionally repressed Pakistani American woman named Zaynab lives with her recently widowed mother Parveen, a devout Muslim who spends her days watching TV dramas and trying to find her daughter a husband. Zaynab begins a lesbian romance with free-spirited Mexican American Alma, and confrontation with her mother seems inevitable. Zaynab copes by becoming a Lucha-style wrestler.

A funny yet poignant film that addresses the universal conflict between family expectations and personal fulfillment through a wholly unique Muslim Mexican take on romantic comedy.