What Will People Say

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What Will People Say
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Directed byIram Haq
Produced byMaria Ekerhovd
Written byIram Haq
Music by
  • Lorenz Dangel
  • Martin Pedersen
CinematographyNadim Carlsen
Edited by
  • Janus Billeskov Jansen
  • Anne Østerud
  • Mer Film
  • Rohfilm Factory GmbH
  • Zentropa Sweden
Release date
  • 9 September 2017 (2017-09-09) (TIFF)
Running time
106 minutes
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Norwegian
  • Urdu

What Will People Say (Norwegian: Hva vil folk si) is a 2017 internationally co-produced drama film directed and written by Iram Haq. The film's scenes set in Pakistan were all shot in India, mostly in Rajasthan.[1]

The film had its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2017. It was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[2][3][4]



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 81%, based on 21 reviews, and an average rating of 7/10.[5] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average rating of 69 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[6]

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  1. ^ Kannan, Indiran (14 October 2017). "What Will People Say presents a deeply relatable story of family values". Business Standard. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ Abbatescianni, Davide. (5 September 2018). What Will People Say to represent Norway at the Oscars. Cineuropa. Retrieved 7 September 2018
  3. ^ Gonsholt Ighanian, Catherine (4 September 2018). "Hva vil folk si vant kampen om å bli Norges Oscar-håp". Verdens Gang. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  4. ^ Kozlov, Vladimir (4 September 2018). "Oscars: Norway Selects 'What Will People Say' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. ^ "What Will People Say Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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