Director: Sarah Gavron Starring: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson Run time: 102 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A Language: English, Bengali, Arabic with English subtitles | Year: 2007 | Country: UK, Bangladesh
Strand: GREAT BRITISH ASIANS
Director Sarah Gavron’s (Rocks, Suffragette), BAFTA winning debut feature tells the story of Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatterjee), who’s mother always told her she was a born survivor. Trapped within the four walls of her small flat in East London, in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, Nazneen however fears her soul is quietly dying. Hearing stories of her sister’s carefree life back in Bangladesh, Nazneen struggles to accept her lot, and tries to plough on with her life, that’s until a handsome and hotheaded young market trader comes knocking at her door. Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee gained international notoriety with this controlled, yet commanding central performance.
In cinema Q&A with Sarah Gavron and Monica Ali
London | Genesis
June 25, 2021 8:30 pm
Q&A with special guest