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Brick Lane
Zabaltegi New Directors
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
Brick Lane
Brick Lane

At the tender age of 17, Nazneen?s life is turned upside down. Following an arranged marriage, she is obliged to exchange her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London?s East End. In this new world, she pines for her sister and the people she left behind. While trying to do her duty to her husband and raise her family, she struggles to make sense of her existence... Until the day that Karim, a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life. Set against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life.
BIOGRAPHY
Sarah Gavron was born in London and graduated in English Literature from York University, completing her film studies at Edinburgh College of Art and the NFTS. She started her career in documentary filmmaking and has made several short films, including the BAFTA-nominated The Girl in the Lay-by (2000), and Losing Touch (2000), winner of awards at different festivals. In 2003 she directed her first full length drama for BBC TV, the Dennis Potter Award-winning This Little Life, which also garnered two BAFTAs. Brick Lane is her debut feature for cinema.
CAST & CREW
Director
Sarah Gavron
Screenplay
Abi Morgan, Laura Jones
Photography
Robbie Ryan
Edition
Melanie Oliver
Music
Jocelyn Pook
Cast
Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum, Lana Rahman
Running Time
102 m.
Country
UK
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