My Beautiful Laundrette

1985, 98m, 35mm, UK

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened December 15–19, 2017

Day-Lewis turned heads with his electric performance as a gay English street tough in an interracial relationship with entrepreneurial Pakistani Gordon Warnecke. As the latter’s family navigates the Thatcher era, the two young men refurbish a run-down laundrette, transforming it into an inviting space. Frears’ crisp direction complements Hanif Kureishi’s tartly funny Oscar-nominated script. With Roshan Seth, Saeed Jaffrey, and Shirley Anne Field.

A film by Stephen Frears