My Beautiful Laundrette - Dual Format Edition
In Stephen Frears's groundbreaking and hugely successful drama, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), the son of a Pakistani immigrant, embarks on a venture to renovate his uncle's laundrette with the help of his childhood friend, ex-National Front member Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis).
Written by Hanif Kureishi (The Buddha of Suburbia), My Beautiful Laundrette's bold exploration of sexuality, race, class and generational difference is compassionate, humorous and entertaining. A commercial and critical success, it earned Hanif Kureishi an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay and launched the career of Daniel Day-Lewis.
First released: Monday 21st August 2017
- 1986 Q&A at the ICA with Stephen Frears, Hanif Kureishi, Sarah Radclyffe and Tim Bevan (1986, 98 mins, audio only)
- Gordon Warnecke on My Beautiful Laundrette (2015, 25 mins)
- Typically British: A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (Stephen Frears, Michael Dibb, 1994, 74 mins): director Frears's affectionate exploration of British cinema and the films that influenced him
- I'm British But... (Gurinder Chadha, 1989, 30 mins): fascinating documentary on what it meant to be a young British Asian in the 1980s from the director of Bend It Like Beckham
- Memsahib Rita (Prathiba Parma, 1994, 20 mins): a short film starring Nisha Nayar and Meera Syal exploring the physical and emotional violence of racism
- Illustrated booklet with full film credits and essays by Sarfraz Manzoor, Sukhdev Sandu, Simran Hans, Michael Brooke and Alex Davidson
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