Tag Archives: family relationships

East is East (1999)

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!


Toni Erdmann (2016)

In a bid to connect with his ambitious, career-driven daughter, Toni Erdmann (Peter Simonischek) pays her a surprise visit in Romania and disrupts her business dealings. Excruciating at times and heart-warming at others, the film captures the complex dynamics of parent-child relationships in the modern world. A must-see for anyone who thinks Germans don’t have a sense of humour!