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Sixth Happiness (aka Trying to Grow)

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Synopsis

A vivid and enthralling account of one man's journey to love, sex and independence. Recounted with wry humour and poignancy, the story follows Brit, a young boy with brittle bones which restrict his growth, among his colourful Parsee family in Bombay. Eccentric anglophile Sera is undaunted by her son's condition, whereas Sam, his dashing father, struggles to come to terms with imperfection. Along with his unconventional sister Dolly, a true ally, Brit is at the centre of a host of vibrant characters. Based on his acclaimed autobiographical novel, Firdaus Kanga makes his acting debut as Brit.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
97 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Waris Hussein
Producer
Tatiana Kennedy
Director of Photography
James Welland
Principal Cast
Firdaus Kanga, Souad Faress and Khodus Wadia
Screen Writer
Firdaus Kanga

Genre

Production Company

Kennedy Mellor Ltd
20 Upper Park Road
Belsize Park
London NW3
Tel: 020 7483 3241
Fax: 020 7586 5388

Sales
Company

BFI Films
21 Stephen Street
London W1P 1PL
Tel: 020 7255 1444
Fax: 020 7580 5830
E Mail: andrea.klein@bfi.org.uk