Out This Week: Breaking Fast
Set against the twinkling lights of West Hollywood, Breaking Fast is a delightful new culture-clash romantic comedy that follows Mo (Haaz Sleiman), a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak.
When an All-American guy named Kal (Michael Cassidy) offers to join him in his nightly Iftars – the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan – meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye. The two soon start to fall in love over all the things that they have in common and – more importantly – the things they don’t.
The genesis of this new feature film came about from overwhelming positive response to the short film of the same name from writer/director Mike Mosallam. The short screened at renowned film festivals such as Cannes, Inside Out, Newport, Boston and many more. The full-length feature is one of the first of its kind to feature a practicing Muslim character who is gay and not dealing with those two things in conflict, but rather, in harmony. “My intention is to tell a story that speaks to the nuances of daily life and treats identity: religious, sexual, gender and otherwise, as harmonious lenses by which individuals interact with the world,” said Mosallam.
Watch the trailer for Breaking Fast below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.