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Blinded by the Light

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Synopsis

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is 'Born to Run…'
Based on the memoir of lauded Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor, this timely coming of age story proves that the right song has the capacity to transcend race, religion and place, tap into our hearts and help us discover who we really are.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 - Premieres - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
114 mins
Director
Gurinder Chadha
Producer
Gurinder Chadha, Jane Barclay, Jamal Daniel
Editor
Justin Krish
Screenwriter
Sarfraz Mansoor, Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges
Director of Photography
Ben Smithard
Production Designer
Nick Ellis
Principal Cast
Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Hayley Atwell, Sally Phillips, Rob Brydon, Nell Williams

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Last updated 8th May 2019

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A Bend It Films, Levantine Films, Ingenious Media production with support from BFI

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