underground-films

Films: - Religion

Bhaji on the Beach

Year of release: 1992

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

A comedy about a group of Asian women from Birmingham who go on a day trip to Blackpool beach. Their little adventure provides them with an opportunity to share their secrets and to reassess their lives. It turns into a journey of self-discovery.

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Filed under: Asian British | Inter-ethnic romance | Journey | Patriarchy | Religion | Secrets

East Is East

Year of release: 1999

Directed by: Damien O'Donnell

Salford, 1971. Proud Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan lives in a terraced house with his white wife Ella and their seven children. Determined to raise them as traditional Muslims, George sends sons Nazir, Abdul, Tariq, Saleem, Maneer and Sajid to the mosque and makes daughter Meenah dress in saris. However the kids will not submit quietly.

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Filed under: Asian British | Coming of age | Fathers | Mothers | Patriarchy | Queer diaspora | Religion

Le Grand Voyage

Year of release: 2004

Directed by: Ismaël Ferroukhi

Ismaël Ferroukhi's first feature is a touching road movie about an elderly Moroccan father, resident in Southern France, who pressurises his irreligious 17-year-old son, Reda, to drive him on a 3,000 mile Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Maghrebi French | Religion | Sons

Monsieur Ibrahim / Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

Year of release: 2003

Directed by: François Duperon

The story of a friendship between the Jewish boy Momo, whose mother died and whose father is not interested in taking care of him, and Monsieur Ibrahim, the Turkish owner of a store in a poor and multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Paris.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Journey | Religion

My Son the Fanatic

Year of release: 1997

Directed by: Udayan Prasat

Based on a short story and screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, the film explores the culture clash between Western secular culture and Islamic fundamentalism, situating the conflict at the heart of the diasporic family.

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Filed under: Asian British | Fathers | Religion | Sons

The Italian / L’Italien

Year of release: 2010

Directed by: Olivier Baroux

This ethnic comedy examines the simple question why some ethnicities are 'more acceptable' in French contemporary society than others. The film centres on Mourad (played by the popular actor Kad Merad, himself of Algerian origin), who passes as an Italian called Dino Fabrizzi and works as a Maserati car dealer. All is well until his sick father asks him to observe the Ramadan in his stead. 

Filed under: Inter-ethnic romance | Maghrebi French | Religion | Secrets | Sons | Wedding / Marriage

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