• Ae Fond Kiss ... (2004)

Ae Fond Kiss ...

Release Date: 2004

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

A young man (Atta Yaqub) upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher (Eva Birthistle).

Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh, Shamshad Akhtar, Ghizala Avan, Pasha Bocarie, Gerard Kelly

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Paramount, Tornasol Films S.A.

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kevin ThomasLos Angeles Times

    All of Loach's formidable strengths, which include a sense of humor, come together in the wrenching A Fond Kiss. show more

  • 70
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    The film is beautifully told and superbly acted. More importantly, Paul Laverty's screenplay goes along way toward showing how the traditionalism that can turn a community inward on itself is often a response to racism, and in that sense the film's timing couldn't have been any better. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Things are too predictable. Perhaps the viewpoint is to blame. show more

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