Fiche Film
LONG Métrage | 2007
I Can’t Think Straight
Pays concerné : Royaume-Uni
Durée : 80 minutes
Genre : comédie romantique
Type : fiction


Une comédie romantique britannique, indienne, musulmane, arabe, chrétienne, lesbienne…
Le clash de deux mondes et cultures.

Premier long métrage de la réalisatrice anglo-sudafricaine Shamim Sarif.


Just another British, Indian, Muslim, Arab, Christian, lesbian Romantic comedy… An exuberant, touching romantic comedy about a clashing of two worlds and cultures.

Tala, a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian origin prepares for an elaborate wedding with her Jordanian fiancé, when she encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend Ali. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other but the attraction is immediate. Tala’s feisty nature provokes Leyla out of her shell and soon both women reveal their feelings for each other. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made and escapes back to Jordan where her chain-smoking high-brow mother finishes preparations for an ostentatious wedding.

As family members descend and the wedding day approaches, simmering family tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself. Meanwhile heartbroken Leyla relishes her newly found sense of identity and self-respect and moves on with her new life – much to the shock of her tradition-loving Indian parents. Single again, Tala flies back to London – but it will take more than just a date set up by Ali and Leyla’s sister Zara to win Leyla back.

Time: 80 minutes, color, 35mm, aspect ratio 1.85 flat, Dolby 6 track, in English

Writer/Director: Shamin Sarif
Producer: Hanan Kattan
Co-Writer/Executive Producer: Kelly Moss
Executive Producer: Lisa Tchenguiz
Associate Producer: Daisy Allsop
Associate Producer: Aida Kattan
Cinematographer: Aseem Bajaj
Composer: Raiomond Mirza
Singer/Song Writer: Leonie Casanova
Singer/Song Writer: Nadine Khouri

Lisa Ray (Tala)
Sheetal Sheth (Leyla)
Nina Wadia (Housekeeper)
Ernest Ignatius (Sam, Leyla’s Father)
Siddiqua Akhtar (Maya, Leyla’s Mother)
Amber Rose Revah (Yasmin, Leyla’s Sister)
Antonia Frering (Reema, Tala’s Mother)
Dalip Tahil (Omar, Tala’s Father)
Anya Lahiri (Lamia, Tala’s Sister)
Kimberly Jaraj (Zina, Tala’s Sister)
Sam Vincenti (Kareem)
Rez Kempton (Ali)
Daud Shah (Hani)
George Tardios (Uncle Ramzi)
Ishwar Maharaj (Sami)
Gabrielle Amies
Jessica Allsop

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