Bilal Qureshi

Bilal Qureshi appears in the following:

In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.


From Asghar Farhadi, More Questions Than Answers

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Iranian director who made the Oscar-winning A Separation has scored more awards-season attention; his new film The Past, another wonderfully layered study of domestic dynamics, is up for a Golden Globe.


Finding 'Great Beauty' Amid Rome's Corruptions

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Great Beauty is the latest portrait of the city onscreen, in all its wonder, decadence, sinfulness and ugliness. The film, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, is also Italy's official entry for this year's Academy Awards.


For 'Blue,' The Palme d'Or Was Only The Beginning

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Now the French drama is arriving in U.S. theaters amid controversy over its explicit sex scenes — and public difficulties between the director and his stars.

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From Wrong To Right: A U.S. Apology For Japanese Internment

Friday, August 09, 2013

More than 100,000 people of Japanese descent were put in camps during World War II. Decades later and inspired by the civil rights movement, Japanese-Americans launched a campaign for redress that culminated in an official apology. The community marks the 25th anniversary of that victory this week.


An Epic Of India Gets A Canvas Its Own Size

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Midnight's Children, from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta, is a sweeping big-screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's great novel of modern Indian history. NPR's Bilal Qureshi talks to the two storytellers about their collaboration on the project.


Riz Ahmed: Shifting Across Identities & Roles

Friday, May 03, 2013

Both as the lead character in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist and in his life outside the cinema, British actor Riz Ahmed navigates many identities.