The Blue Tower
Winner of the Best UK Feature Award 2008 at Raindance Film Festival, The Blue Tower is the first feature by award-winning Indian British writer/director Smita Bhide, set in Southall, West London's colourful and bustling Indian community.
Mohan dreams of escape: from his unhappy marriage, his overbearing family, his unexciting prospects. He finds it by falling into an affair with the pretty young nurse looking after his cantankerous bed-ridden Auntie Kamla. At first the relationships feels like the answer to his prayers, but there are secrets to come out and before long he's on a road to disaster, his every step dogged by the looming menace of the Blue Tower waiting for him round every corner.
Featuring a cast of Asian actors and shot on HD, The Blue Tower plays like something by James M. Cain with touches of Great Expectations thrown in. It's not a 'corner-shop comedy' or a Bollywood pastiche but something new in British-Asian cinema, a full-blooded story of illicit passion and desperate hope which presents a unique and cinematic portrait of multicultural Britain.
"Dark domestic thriller marks a new departure for British Asian cinema" (Empire Online).
"Smart writing and dark humour elevates The Blue Tower from an accomplished thriller to an extraordinary cinematic experience" (Deepa Mehta, Director "Water").
Best UK Feature 2008 Raindance Film Festival.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 85 mins
- HDV, HDCAM SR, DigiBeta
- Smita Bhide
- Jamie Nuttgens
- Jamie Nuttgens, Brian Hovmand
- Smita Bhide
- Director of Photography
- Anne Marie Lean-Vercoe
- Colin Crockatt, 5A Studios - Cristina Aragon, Michael Koderisch
- Sandy Nuttgens, Mike Scott
- Principal Cast
- Abhin Galeya, Alice O' Connell, Indira Joshi, Manjinder Virk, Kayvan Novak
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Last updated 11th December 2008