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UK Asian Film Festival Leicester

2024 UK Asian Film Festival Leicester

Date: 9 - 12 May 2024

Genre: Film

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Now in its 26th year, the UK Asian Film Festival celebrates stories that redefine and explore power dynamics in life and relationships, and showcase the journeys of those driving societal transformation.

Mandi

Thu 9 May, 6pm

A satirical comedy on politics and prostitution, helmed by Shyam Benegal and featuring Shabana Azmi in a brilliant ensemble cast.  Cert: 15

Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

Thu 9 May, 6pm

A Bengali journalist and a wealthy Punjabi socialite must convince their families of their love in this heartwarming Hindi drama. Cert: 12A

Shabana Azmi in Conversation

Thu 9 May, 9.15pm

Join us at Phoenix as the UK Asian Film Festival celebrates and honours one of Indian cinema’s most acclaimed and distinguished actresses, Shabana Azmi as she marks 50 years in cinema worldwide!

Brand Bollywood… Down Under

Fri 10 May, 5pm

The UK premiere of this new documentary, Brand Bollywood is the story of the ‘Bollywood-isation’ and globalisation of Indian popular cinema, from 1897 to 2023. Cert: 18

Minimum

Fri 10 May, 7pm

UK Premiere. This touching drama centres around newly-wed Indian woman Fauzia, who travels to Belgium following an arranged marriage, only to find herself trapped in a web of lies and misgivings. Cert: 18

Kamthaan

Fri 10 May, 9.30pm

UK Premiere. This wonderful crime comedy comes from the makers of the acclaimed Gujarati film Hellaro. Cert: 18

Flight

Sat 11 May, 12pm

Based on Tanika Gupta’s original screenplay for BBC Two, this taut and absorbing family drama is packed with a talented British-Asian cast and features a score by Nitin Sawhney. Cert: 18

Baby Crasto + Q&A

Sat 11 May, 2pm

A screening of Jesal Shah’s new film, followed by Supriya Pathak Kapur in conversation with Parle Patel. Cert: 18

A Game of Two Halves

Sat 11 May, 5pm

Khayam Khan’s new film sees two childhood friends torn apart by ambition, as their childhood dreams of altruism clash with the modern world. Cert: 18

Kuch Sapney Apne + Q&A

Sat 11 May, 7pm

UK Premiere. Set in Mumbai, this sensitive heart-warming story follows a loving gay couple and their life’s struggles. We’re delighted that we’ll be joined by director Sridhar Rangayan for a post-screening Q&A. Cert: 18

Gunjal

Sat 11 May, 8.30pm

UK Premiere. Set in the newsroom of a failing newspaper in 1990s Pakistan, Gunjal is inspired by the true story of Pakistani child labour activist Iqbal Masih. Cert: 18

Lord Curzon Ki Haveli

Sun 12 May. 1pm


UK Premiere. Four Desis in London meet over an unplanned dinner. “There is a dead body in the trunk”, says Rohit to his guests, a not-so-innocent joke that will change their lives! Introduced by director Anshuman Jha. Cert: 18

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