The Bafta-award winning hilarious, and sometimes painful, story of what happens when two cultures collide within one family. George Kahn, a proud Pakistani and chip shop owner, rules his family with a rod of iron. But this is Salford in the North of England in 1971. Much as George’s English wife, Ella, loves her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the moden world.

Director Damien O'Donnell

Writer Ayub Khan-Din

Cast Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry

Producers Leslee Udwin

Production Credits Stephanie Guerrasio - Associate Producer, Shellie Smith - Line Producer, Alan J. Wands - Executive Producer, FilmFour, British Broadcasting Corporation, Assassin Films

Damien O'Donnell

Festival Section Year Location
Cannes Film FestivalDirector's fortnight
Austin Film Festival
AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival