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East is East

Comedy, Drama 1h 36m 1999

AroView: A polished, bittersweet comedy about a family of Pakistani Brits living in 1970s Manchester, headed by a traditionalist patriarch whose keen to make haste with wedding ‘arrangements’ for his five British-born sons.

Based on the stageplay by Ayub Khan-Din, it tackles serious issues of racism, cultural identity crisis and the ‘generation gap’ with great empathy, bubbly humour and a lightness of touch, while being a model of storytelling efficiency. Winner of a British Academy Award for Best Picture.

Director

Damien O'Donnell

Languages

English, Urdu

Subtitles

English

Country

UK

Studio

Paramount

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