FCAD 2019 - Blinded by the Light
Deauville, CID, september 7 2019
Photos : Boris Colletier / Mulderville

Blinded by the Light is a 2019 British comedy-drama film directed by Gurinder Chadha, inspired by the life of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and his love of the works of Bruce Springsteen. Manzoor co-wrote the script, with Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. It is based on Manzoor's memoir Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll. Set in the town of Luton in 1987 Thatcherite Britain, the film tells the coming-of-age story of Javed, a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager whose life is changed after he discovers the music of Springsteen. Viveik Kalra stars in the lead role, along with Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams in supporting roles. Blinded by the Light, from New Line Cinema, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival[9] and was released by Entertainment One in the United Kingdom on 9 August 2019, and by Warner Bros. in the United States on 16 August 2019. Blinded by the Light received positive reviews from critics, and also received nominations for Best Film and Best Actor (for Kalra) at the 2019 SIFF Awards.

Synopsis :
In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Blinded by the Light
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Produced by Jane Barclay, Gurinder Chadha, Jamal Daniel
Written by Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor
Based on Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll by Sarfraz Manzoor
Starring Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography : Ben Smithard
Edited by Justin Krish
Production company : New Line Cinema, Levantine Films, INGENIθUS, Bend It Films, Cornerstone Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date : 27 January 2019 (Sundance), 9 August 2019 (United Kingdom)
Running time : 117 minutes

(Source : Wikipedia)
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