Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2018 opening gala – Love Sonia

Cineworld Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1DA

Walk the red carpet at the first film screening of the Birmingham Indian Film Festival, Europe’s largest Indian film showcase which runs from 22 June – 1 July 2018.

Inspired by true events, this is the story of a young Indian village girl, Sonia. Her life changes irrevocably when she is entrapped in the global sex trade while trying to save her beloved sister Preeti. Struggling to free herself from small-time pimps, Sonia does not realise they are merely the foot soldiers of a ruthless, powerful army with its reach around the world. As she becomes aware of the enormity of the odds against her, Sonia is sustained by a fragile dream that is worth surviving for.

Battling with a strength she didn’t know she had, her searing journey spans three continents and a lifetime of experiences that no young girl should have. Sonia is determined not to become one of the 800,000 women and children who are victims of the international sex trade industry every year.

To kick-start this year’s Birmingham Indian Film Festival in style, there will be a red carpet reception from 6:30pm. A special Q&A with director Tabrez Noorani, plus cast and crew, will follow the screening.

Director: Tabrez Noorani
Starring: Mrunal Thakur, Freida Pinto, Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadda, Riya Sisodiya, Anupam Kher, Adil Hussain, Sunny Pawar
Run time: 120 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: English, Hindi, Cantonese with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: India

Check out BIFF’s website here.

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The festival showcases the newest and most cutting-edge independent films, guaranteed to entertain and offer fascinating insights into a billion South Asian lives.

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