THE VENICE film festival opened on Wednesday (August 29) with The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on a novel of the same name which traces a young Pakistani’s journey from Wall Street high flyer to suspected Islamist radical targeted by American intelligence.

 

The adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 novel was directed by Mira Nair, an Indian who lives in New York where she said attitudes towards her and others from Asia quickly changed following the 9/11 attacks.

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