Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Breaking Fast - Opening Night Film

Expired September 28, 2020 4:59 AM
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Director Mike Mosallam expands his 2015 short film into a compelling romantic comedy, exploring, with touching nuance, subjects of life, loss, family, and faith. Successful West Hollywood doctor, Mo, observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, breaking fast every night with the traditional Iftar meal. Stewing in leftover heartbreak from his last relationship, Mo encounters non-Muslim man Kal at a party, setting off an unlikely spark across cultures. Together, Kal and Mo break fast every night, falling in love over their similarities and differences. As the two men grow closer, traditionalist Mo finds himself withdrawing into his own stubborn worldview. Can Mo embrace a life with Kal, and find happiness in himself as a gay Muslim in America? Director Mosallam delves into the divide between American and Muslim cultures with tenderness and wit, giving audiences a modern screen couple to fall in love with.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mike Mosallam
  • Cast
    Haaz Sleiman, Michael Cassidy