Ken Loach, UK 2005, 104′
with Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthisle, Ahmad Riaz
English, Punjab w/ engl. subtitles
TUE 22 JULY, 7pm
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Free admission & non-ticketed
Casim is a second generation Pakistani from Glasgow. Working as a DJ in Glasgow’s coolest venues, Casim dreams of buying his own club. His parents Tariq and Sadia are devout Muslims and plan for him to marry his beautiful cousin Jasmine, who is soon to arrive in the UK.
Plans go awry when Casim meets Roisin. A teacher at his sister Tahara’s school, Roisin is different from any girl he’s ever met. She’s gorgeous, intelligent and definitely possesses a mind of her own. She and Casim soon fall deeply in love. But Casim knows all too well that, even if he wasn’t due to marry, his parents would never accept a ‘goree’ – a white girl.
As a Catholic, Roisin finds that her own community isn’t very supportive either. When their relationship is discovered, the repercussions of the scandal reach far and wide and sparks fly as cultures clash and personalities collide.