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Ae Fond Kiss... 15 rating

Ken Loach's warm and characteristically understated drama deals with the challenges of a cross-cultural romance as Casim, a second-generation Scottish-Pakistani, falls for Irish-Catholic teacher, Roisin.

Drama 2004 100 mins

Director: Ken Loach



Partly conceived as a response to the changing attitudes towards Muslims in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, Loach's third Scottish film deals with a romance between a second-generation Glaswegian-Pakistani, Casim, and an Irish-Catholic teacher, Roisin. Although the couple come under intense pressure to split up, the film explores the possibilities for forging new forms of social connection that go beyond the old certainties of cultural and ethnic identity.