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I Can't Think Straight

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Synopsis

Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend.

Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents.

As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.

Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Shamim Sarif 1st Feature
Producer
Lisa Tchenguiz, Kelly Moss, Mervyn Wilson
Co-Producer
Lisa Tchenguiz, Kelly Moss, Mervyn Wilson
Editor
David Martin
Screenwriter
Shamim Sarif, Kelly Moss
Director of Photography
Aseem Bajaj

Production Company

Enlightenment Productions
77 Cheyne Court
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 5TT
UK

T +44 (0)20 7824 8755


info@enlightenment-productions.com
http://www.enlightenment-productions.com

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Company

ENLIGHTENMENT FILMS Ltd
77 Cheyne Court
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 5TT
UK

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