ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

September 08, 2010 06:00 ET

West is West Opening in UK Cinemas February 2011

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) -

ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCE
FEBRUARY 2011 RELEASE FOR

WEST IS WEST

THE SEQUEL TO THE SMASH HIT FILM
EAST IS EAST

REUNITING ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS OM PURI, LINDA BASSETT, JIMI MISTRY, LESLEY NICOL, EMIL MARWA & INTRODUCING AQUIB KHAN

 WORLD PREMIERE AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 12TH SEPTEMBER

UK PREMIERE AT THE
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 19
TH OCTOBER

Manchester, England, 1976. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So in a last attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 30 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan [Mrs Khan No 2], with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

Directed by Andy De Emmony (Fantabulosa), written by Ayub Khan-Din (East is East) and produced by Leslee Udwin (East is East). Starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Lesley Nicol, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry, Ila Arun, Nadim Sawalha, Vijay Raaz, Raj Bhansali and Aquib Khan.

WEST IS WEST will open in cinemas everywhere across the UK February 2011
 Certificate & Running Time TBC

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