Won’t you take us to the bioscope?
The films opening in our cinemas this week
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
What it’s about
Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amid the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice...