My Beautiful Laundrette
Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Syed Jaffrey Run time: 97 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15 Language: English, Urdu with English subtitles | Year: 1985 | Country: UK
Strand: GREAT BRITISH ASIANS
The iconic British comedy-drama written by Hanif Kureishi tells a story of culture, capitalism and sexuality in 80s Britain. Naseer (Syed Jaffrey), is a small time entrepreneur and admirer of Thatcher. He gives his shy nephew Omar (Gordon Warnecke), the dubious task of making a rundown laundrette profitable, all starts well until Omar’s erstwhile street punk friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) turns up and they all get into a lather.
With a rare on-stage conversation with Hanif Kureishi
Image credit: MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE © 1985 Film Four Limited. All Rights Reserved.
London | BFI Southbank
June 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Q&A with special guest