“Bruce Springsteen, is Dad’s Music!” When you get older your quick to learn he’s certainly not. In Blinded By The Light the music and words from the boss inspire ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ director Gurinder Chadha latest film.
After taking a more serious but personal route in her last film with Viceroy’s House, Chadla heads back to the feel good type film with her latest. Once again another film inspired by a true story ( Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir “Greetings From Bury Park.”) set in 1980’s Luton (34 miles north of London).
If you loved 1980’s British pop culture this one looks a treat, with Wham Boys and Bananarama Girls. This is 1987 Thatcher’s Britain, skinhead racists on the rise as the country becomes even more culturally diverse. We follow one teen trying find his own voice learn to live life. Thanks to one school friend through the power of Bruce Springsteen records he starts to enjoy life.
If you enjoyed Bend It Beckham, East Is East, you’ll probably enjoy this one, it has similar tone .The trailer might give a way a bit too much but I’m sure people won’t mind. Entertainment One has released the film’s UK Trailer, Be ‘Born To Run’ and watch it below…
Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is inspired by British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir “Greetings From Bury Park.”
Starring Viveik Kalra (Next of Kin, Beecham House), Kulvinder Ghir (Bend it Like Beckham), Meera Ganatra (PREMature), Nell Williams (Game of Thrones), Aaron Phagura (Doctor Who), Dean Charles-Chapman (Game of Thrones, Breathe), Hayley Atwell (Avengers: Endgame) and Rob Brydon (Swimming with Men).
Blinded By The Light will open in the UK and Ireland from 9th August.