Brick Lane


1h 37m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Monumental Pictures; Ruby Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; The Works; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Brunbro Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Golden Village; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Studiocanal UK; Vivarto Films Distribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

The story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh, stumbling from one adventure to the next. Nazneen struggles to accept her own lifestyle, and keeps her head down in spite of life's blows, but she soon discovers that life cannot be avoided--and is forced to confront it the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Film4 Productions; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Monumental Pictures; Ruby Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; The Works; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Brunbro Films; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Golden Village; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd.; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Ster-Kinekor; Studiocanal UK; Vivarto Films Distribution
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; India

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the CICAE Award at the 2007 San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Winner of the Alfred Dunhill UK Film Talent Award at the 2007 Times BFI London Film Festival.

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States on Video January 13, 2009

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer June 20, 2008

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors) April 24-May 8, 2008.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - New Directors) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Times BFI London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2007.

Based on the novel "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali; published by Scribner September 9, 2003.

Sameera Reddy previously attached to star.

Project is among 40 others that FilmFour has put into development following its closure as a stand-alone company with its own distribution arm and its subsequent relaunch as an in-house production unit within its parent Channel 4.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Times BFI London Film Festival (Film on the Square) October 17-November 1, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (New Directors) April 24-May 8, 2008.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States on Video January 13, 2009

Released in United States Summer June 20, 2008 (NY, LA)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - New Directors) September 20-29, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 6-15, 2007.)