A hilarious black comedy about a British-Pakistani family living in Salford in the 70s. A dictatorial father attempts to enforce traditional values on his six anglicized children, who find all manner of creative ways to avoid his wrath, while their mother is caught in the middle. Note the nostalgic soundtrack!
Ken Loach takes a frank look at the welfare system in place in austerity Britain, in a fly on the wall piece that reveals the human faces of benefit claimants. A sobering protest which has resonated with thousands of Brits.
Maggie Smith is perfectly cast as a feisty old tramp in this film adaptation of a play by Alan Bennett, telling the true story of his unlikely friendship with Mary Shepherd, who resided for years in a beat up van on his driveway in London. A very amusing script!
Noel Clarke’s drama about a group of youths growing up fast in an underprivileged West London neighborhood, where they fall into crime, underage sex and drug dealing. Violent, dark and disturbing at times.