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Recognising the 50th anniversary of Asian expulsions from East Africa, BIFF presents this glorious restoration of a much loved film. After Mina’s (Sarita Choudhury) Indian family is forced out of Uganda, they relocate to rural Mississippi to start  a new life. Mina’s traditional family wants her to marry an Indian, but she falls for Demitrius (Denzel Washington), a handsome young carpet cleaner. However, their budding relationship struggles to get off the ground as tensions rise and Mina is forced to choose between her love and her family.

Mira Nair’s dazzling and heartfelt romance explores issues of race, class and privilege which are still pertinent today.

This screening includes Hard Of Hearing subtitles.

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.

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