Bend It Like Beckham
Gurinder Chadha’s film about following your dreams hits the back of the net.
A discussion exploring depictions of working class women and girls on screen, Whose Story?: Working Class Women On Screen is free to ticket-holders for this screening.
Dir Gurinder Chadha
With Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Gurinder Chadha brought her trademark warmth and wit to the story of a teenage girl from Hounslow who finds she has a rare talent on the pitch, a film made at a time when women’s football was still seen as a novelty. To play her, she cast Parminder Nagra, a young actor from a working-class Sikh family who brought huge charm to a film at the junction of feminism, race and class – which is also a feel-good treat.
Also available on BFI Player.