Film, Drama

Time Out says

Despite some of the dingiest digital camerawork seen for some time, Glenaan’s Loach-like drama about the trials and tribulations, post-9/11, of a young woman from a Muslim family living in the north of England is stirring and intelligent stuff. Profoundly Westernised in her habits and preferences, she reacts vehemently against the idea of staying married to the Pakistani her strict father has brought from the old country, but after the New York attacks she finds herself increasingly alienated from her white workmates. As for the police… Simon Beaufoy’s script is occasionally a little schematic, but the performances – especially that of Panjabi in the lead – add enough flesh and bone to make this justifiably angry film deeply affecting.


Release details

87 mins

Cast and crew

Kenny Glenaan
Simon Beaufoy
Steve Jackson
Archie Panjabi
Renu Setna
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