[ REVIEW ]

 

 

East Is East (1999)

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ҧ:Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 15 wins & 7 nominations

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Special Award Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema
 
BAFTA Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film Leslee Udwin
Damien O''Donnell
Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Film
Leslee Udwin
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Om Puri
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Linda Bassett
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Ayub Khan-Din
Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer Ayub Khan-Din
 
Bodil Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Bodil Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)
Damien O''Donnell (director)
 
British Comedy Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won British Comedy Award Best Comedy Film
 
British Independent Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won British Independent Film Award Best Original Screenplay
Ayub Khan-Din
Nominated Douglas Hickox Award Damien O''Donnell
 
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won OCIC Special Award Damien O''Donnell
 
David di Donatello Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Nominated David Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Damien O''Donnell
UK.
 
Empire Awards, UK
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Empire Award Best Debut
Damien O''Donnell
Tied with Carrie-Anne Moss for The Matrix (1999).
 
European Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Nominated European Film Award Best Screenwriter
Ayub Khan-Din
 
European Union MEDIA Prize
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won MEDIA Prize Damien O''Donnell
 
Evening Standard British Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Evening Standard British Film Award Best Film
Damien O''Donnell
 
Fantasporto
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Directors'' Week Award Best Film
Damien O''Donnell
 
Goya Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2001 Nominated Goya Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
Damien O''Donnell
UK.
 
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won Kingfisher Award Damien O''Donnell
 
London Critics Circle Film Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2000 Won ALFS Award British Film of the Year
British Producer of the Year
Leslee Udwin
British Screenwriter of the Year
Ayub Khan-Din
Nominated ALFS Award British Actress of the Year
Linda Bassett
 
Valladolid International Film Festival
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1999 Won Best Actress Linda Bassett
Golden Spike Damien O''Donnell
 

 


Plot:


In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father''s rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.

„East is East" is a refreshing inventive family story. Directly the first scene where two different religions and also two opposing views of life (namely the children''s and the view of their conservative father) clash together. With the funny way of telling which is typical for the whole film, nevertheless the problems are shown in their graveness. The cast represents every member of this Pakistani family as an individual but the good relations between the siblings and their mother is shown as realistic as the problematic relation between them and their incorrigible father. The viewer gets the impression of a different culture but he will recognize a lot of aspects of his own family life, too, what was aimed by the makers who brought in the personal experiences. All in all, this movie is an evening-filling enrichment for the viewer.

 



 

 

 

 

 





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