This is a really gorgeous film, and one with an important message -- it speaks of women's empowerment, but it also makes it clear that men have an important role to play in supporting and encouraging this empowerment. The three central performances are really strong, the scenery is breathaking, and there are moments of lightness along with more serious themes. Crucially, it's not 'heavy' or dry -- it doesn't play out like an Important Message Movie -- it's a very human story, and a really rewarding one.
Dukhtar (Daughter) is a drama/thriller set in Pakistan. A mother kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt. As their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who offers an unlikely hope. Their destinies entwined, the trio embark on an epic journey through the stunning landscape of Pakistan where the quest for love and freedom comes with a price.