Ae Fond Kiss... details
|Starring:||Ahmad Riaz, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Atta Yaqub|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Hidden Gems, Love is in the Air|
Ae Fond Kiss...
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Jul 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Like Being A Fly On The WallBy Sarah Thomson from Glasgow, Scotland , 13 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Ae Fond Kiss is set in Glasgow & deals with mixed race relationships, religion, culture barriers, love & clashing attitudes.
The story centres around the contraversial relationship between Pakistani Muslim Casim & Irish Catholic Roisin, and the conflicts the two face in both their communities. Its a very typical Romeo & Juliet style story, but its done in an refreshing & powerful way. I don't like love stories, but this is one of my favourite ever films.
What I adored about this film (apart from the fact it is set in my own city), is just how real it is. The acting isn't Hollywood flawless, watching the characters really does feel like you're listening in on someone else's life. It makes it that more powerful & touching, that you could simply be a fly on their wall. The film also deals with the issues in a very pure way, without any blatent stereotyping and without siding with any one case. As a viewer, you are given freedom to make up your own mind about who is right, who is wrong, or if it can be so black & white.
As a white, non-religious Scottish woman, I felt the film taught me more about the cultures that I live beside yet understood very little about. That is one of the things I loved about the film, that it opened my eyes. All too often film makers seem to stay in the safe zones, or at least stick with the preconceived views of the target audience. With other films in a similar vein (East Is East, for example), I was left with little understanding about why exactly issues that were covered are such a big deal. Ae Fond Kiss taught me to understand these issues just that little bit more.
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Glasgow with a Pakistani accentBy Missywissy (18 reviews) , 18 Jun 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a great film. I can relate to it. It shows how some cultures like the Pakistanis, are still traditional and frown upon marrying and dating people who aren't from the same background. My family are Pakistani and I married an English guy- I had a lot of trouble from the community.
Simply excellentBy a customer , 10 Jan 2013An extremely sensitive and brilliant film about a difficult subject - an unexpected pleasure from beginning to end - watch it and enjoy.
Burns would love itBy a customer , 01 Jan 2013loved the natural dialogue and the documentary feel of the acting. Great choice of actors and settings. British film at its best.
Ken Loach bags another good filmBy uniqueness (94 reviews) from Glasgow , 20 Oct 2012As with all Ken Loach films they all deal with society and culture. This one is no different.
If your from Glasgow you'll like this and identify with it. For anyone else, i'd recommend you watch this as long as you don't mind a bit of a love story. But there's plenty more in this film including humour and pain.
Overall, i enjoyed it, mainly because i can identify with living in Glasgow, racism, bigotry and culture.
So true to life between mixed race and religion!By a customer , 09 Jul 2012Being in a mixed race marriage, I could really relate to this film. Excellent execution of the troubles and concerns within the religion etc. Really is a lovely romantic love story too. Well acted and re-viewable!
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