West is West, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed East is East is screening this week in Dubai at Cinema City (Arabian Centre) and Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall). I remember really enjoying East is East (trailer added below), so I'm looking forward to watching the sequel.
Synopsis via BBC Films:
From the same writer (based on autobiographical events) and produced by the same creative team - the sequel takes the Khan family on a journey from Salford, England to rural Pakistan.
Manchester, North of England, 1975. 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 abandoned 35 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.
Trailer for East is East
Cinema City (Arabian Centre): 12.15pm, 2.45pm, 5.00pm, 7.15pm, 9.30pm, 11.50pm
Phone: +971 4 284 9500
Reel Cinemas (Dubai Mall): 4.20pm, 8.40pm, 12.55am
Phone: +971 4 449 1988
(But please do check with the website or call the cinema before going because timings do change without notice.)