Programme 2019

The Illegal

Director: Danish Renzu


Asia Premiere

Section: Discovering India

Country: USA, India | Year: 2019

Language(s): English | Time: 86 mins


Indian student Hassan moves to Los Angeles to attend college and pursue his filmmaking dreams. Because of circumstances beyond his control, he is forced to drop out of school and get a job, becoming an undocumented worker.

Director's Bio

Danish Renzu is a Kashmir-born film director also an alum of the University of California, Los Angeles.  His feature independent film, Half Widow (2018), premiered at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival receiving rave reviews worldwide and is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.