East is East (15) + Archive short – Beyond the Page


East is East (15) + Archive short – Beyond the Page

Thursday 23rd May 2024

The Box are thrilled to bring you a short South Asian film season to celebrate their current exhibition ‘Beyond The Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now’.

Co-curated with students and community members from the South Asian Diaspora and Plymouth Arts Cinema, the film season reflects some of the best contemporary and 20th Century films from the Indian sub-continent. In addition to the main feature, each showing will begin with a short film from The Box’s archive collections, introduced by a member of the co-curation team.

East is East (15)

Dir. Damien O’Donnell, UK, 1999, 92 mins. Cast. Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Archie Panjabi, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry.

George Khan, proud Pakistani and chip shop owner – Ghengis to his kids – rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he's raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis, but this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George's English wife, Ella, loves her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world. BAFTA-winning comedy drama starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett and Jimi Mistry.

For detailed information about the film's age rating and content notices, you can visit the BBFC website and search the film title, then scroll down to the “Content Advice” section: www.bbfc.co.uk

Dates & Times

 Thursday 23rd May 2024  8:30pm Intro
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