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AE FOND KISS

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Section

Competition 16-20

Director

Ken Loach

Country

UK/Italy/Germany

Year

2004

Production

Sixteen Films Production, Bianca Films, EMC, Tornasol Films, Matador Pictures, Scottish Screen

Credits

Screenplay

Paul Laverty

Photography

Barry Ackroyd

Editing

Jonathan Morris

Music

George Fenton

Cast

Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Bakhsh, Shamshad Avan, Gary Lewis

Language

o.v. English/Punjabi

Subtitles

sbt. French/German

Duration

103'

Age

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The film

Casim is a second-generation Pakistani immigrant and lives in Glasgow. He works as a DJ and his dream is to have his own club. His parents, Tariq and Sadia, are observant Muslims and are arranging a marriage for him with his beautiful cousin, Jasmine, who is about to arrive. Everything changes, however, when Casim meets Roisin, a music teacher at his sister Tahara’s school. Roisin is different from other people: she’s intelligent and independent. The two fall in love. But Casim’s parents would object to a relationship with a “white”. Not those things would be viewed better in Roisin’s Catholic environment. When the relationship is discovered events precipitate.

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the filmmaker

 

Born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire in 1936, he studied law at Oxford. In the sixties he directed many films on social themes for the BBC. His first feature film was Poor Cow (1968). He received the “Felix” European Film Award for Riff Raff (1991). In addition to the films that have won him worldwide acclaim he continues to do TV documentaries. After My Name is Joe and Sweet Sixteen, Ae Fond Kiss is the third and last part of the “Glasgow Trilogy”.

Screenings

18 November, 09:00 Cinema Forum
18 November, 20:30 Espocentro

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