Winner of the London Film Festival's UK New Film Talent Award for debuting director Sarah Gavron, Brick Lane, released by Optimum Home Entertainment on 10th March 2008, is based on Monica Ali's best-selling novel of the same name and stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik and Christopher Simpson.
At the tender age of seventeen, Nazneen's (Chatterjee) life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to an older man, she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, pining for her home and her sister, she struggles to make sense of her existence - and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas (and stomach), he sorely tests her compliance.
But Nazneen submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes her life to raising her family; until the day that Karim, a hot-headed local man, bursts into her life. Against a background of escalating racial tension, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life. Set in multicultural Britain, Brick Lane is a truly contemporary story of love, cultural difference, and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.
- A Conversation with Monica Ali and Hanif Kureishi at the ICA
- Exploring Brick Lane
- Interview with Sarah Gavron
- Interview with Tannistha Chatterjee and Christopher Simpson
- Interview with Satish Kaushik
- Theatrical Trailer
- Commentary by Sarah Gavron (Director) and Chris Collins (Producer)
- Scene Specific commentaries
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