Sticking to our theme of young female protagonists, here’s a film that combines wonderful performances from the two lead actresses with a compelling coming-of-age story. The great thing is that there are also other highly complex issues and conflicts introduced in this film including the fact that the central character and the director are both from India. So, we have a mixing of cultures, generations, religions, values, etc., and that always makes for interesting story-telling.
While we won’t be having a formal written assignment from this film, we will be conducting a Socratic Seminar based on your daily exit slip submissions. In the meantime, for those of you who want to get ahead or dig a little deeper, here are some links:
Director Gurinder Chadha on IMDB
“Bend It Like Beckham” on IMDB
The official “Bend It Like Beckham” site
Review of “Bend It Like Beckham” from Roger Ebert