Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

My Beautiful Laundrette

+ on-stage interview with writer Hanif Kureishi

Stephen Frears’ acclaimed tale of forbidden love, set in Thatcher’s Britain.

Please note, the interview with Hanif Kureishi will take part before the screening.

Image from My Beautiful Laundrette + on-stage interview with writer Hanif Kureishi

UK 1985
Dir Stephen Frears
With Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth
97min
Digital
English and Urdu
Certificate 15

Revisit the iconic 1980s British comedy-drama written by Hanif Kureishi. Naseer (Jaffrey) is a small-time entrepreneur and admirer of Thatcher who gives his shy nephew Omar (Warnecke) the dubious task of making a rundown laundrette profitable. It all starts well, until Omar’s street-punk friend Johnny (Day-Lewis) turns up and their attraction complicates things.