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Beach Flicks presents West is West

Beach Flicks presents West is West

If you are looking for a good laugh check out the next Beach Flicks film on Friday, November 18.

The comedy called West is West is an uplifting film about a fascinating family in transitional times that will surely strike a chord with anyone who has been uprooted, traveled, or experienced cultures outside of their own.

In the heartwarming and hilarious follow-up to East is East, original screen writer Ayub Khan-Din flips the script, taking the boisterous Khan family from bleak Salford back to the hot dust of rural Pakistan.

A Gala Presentation at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, West is West captures the verve of young and old and the convergence of east and west in this coming-of-age story about the to and fro between Britain and South Asia.

Reprising his standout role from East is East, the much-loved Om Puri leads a spirited cast as the head of the dysfunctional Khan family. After insulting his father’s country bumpkin background, teenager Sajid (Aqib Khan) is forced to accompany his dad on a month-long trip to Pakistan, where he is expected to learn the customs of his family’s life.

While George (Puri) tries to discipline his defiant son, he has his own ghosts to contend with; this trip is his first to Pakistan since he deserted his first wife and young family thirty years ago. Woven into these narratives is Sajid’s older brother Maneer (Emil Marwa), who’s been living in Pakistan for over a year and is desperate to find a wife.

As Sajid confronts the challenges and splendours of a completely foreign way of life, he keeps his eyes peeled on Maneer’s behalf and spots a young woman who, against all odds, may be the answer to his brother’s prayers.

The film is being shown at the Eaglecrest Golf Course.

Doors open at 5:30 and the film begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.

Tickets are $6.

For more information visit www.beachflicks.ca.