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by Sarah Gavron


The story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, seventeen-year-old Nanzeen, who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Nazneen's mother always told her she was a survivor, but trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying.

international title: Brick Lane
original title: Brick Lane
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Sarah Gavron
release date: UK 16/11/2007, FR 12/03/2008
screenplay: Laura Jones, Abi Morgan
cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson, Naeema Begum, Lana Rahman
cinematography by: Robbie Ryan
film editing: Melanie Oliver
art director: Simon Elliott
costumes designer: Michael O'Connor
producer: Chris Collins, Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits
production: Film4, Ruby Films, Seven Seas Productions (UK)
backing: New Cinema Fund
distributor: StudioCanal, Diaphana (FR)

main awards/selection

San Sebastian Film Festival 2007 CICAE Award

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