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Blinded by the Light

English title: Blinded by the Light
Original title: Blinded by the Light
German title: Blinded by the Light
Great Britain, 2019

Director: Chadha, Gurinder
Production company: A Bend It Films, Levantine Films
Co-producers: Ingenious Media
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 114 min.
Film genre: Feature film

1987. When music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen his world is turned upside down; already a creative soul his passion for music and writing is set alight by the songs of the working-class poet, whose lyrics feel all too familiar to the aspirational teenager. Yearning to escape his rundown hometown and the rules of his traditional Pakistani household, Javed finds himself caught in between two worlds and must discover if he too is 'Born to Run…'

Sundance IFF 2019, Seattle IFF 2019, Galway Film Flead 2019, Giffoni CFF 2019 (awarded), Buster CFF Copenhagen 2020

Study guide: Finnish

World sales address/es:
Cornerstone (GB)

Sold to:
Warner Bros. Italy (I)
Entertainment One (GB)