Wed 12 July | 22:30 | Pálás Screen 2

2023 | UK | 85’ | Narrative

The Effects of Lying is an indie comedy that follows Naveen, a loyal husband and loving father who lives his life by the book. After finding his teenage daughter Simran secretly gorging and his dissatisfied wife Sangeeta in bed with his brother, decades of festering family secrets are exposed. Naveen is faced with reconciling with the core relationships that have helped him define his identity. Without the roles of husband, father, or brother, who is he? He has allowed himself to be passive too long, pushed around by the currents of other people’s whims and desires. He must learn to take responsibility for his own life and his own happiness. 

Featuring a diverse range of fully rounded South Asian characters played by notable cast Ace Bhatti (Bohemian Rhapsody, Line of Duty), Laila Rouass (Holby City, Spooks), and Lauren Patel (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), alongside Navin Chowdhry (The End of the F***ing World, Our Girl), Shaheen Khan (Bend it Like Beckham) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter).

International Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director: Isher Sahota
Writer: James Hey
Producer: Jon Tarcy
Cast: Ace Bhatti, Laila Rouass, Lauren Patel, Navin Chowdhry, Mark Williams, Shaheen Khan, Bhasker Patel

Principal funder