Gurinder Chandha

Blinded by the Light

2019 UK, USA
115min • English, Finnish subtitles
Theme: Rokumentti selection
17.11.2019 | Time 15.15 | Venue: Tapio 3 | BUY TICKET

Empowering drama of dreams and Bruce

Blinded by the Light is a fiction movie about Javed, Pakistani teenager, who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987. He writes poetry as a way to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteeen, Javed sees parallels between the singer's powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen's melodies soon inspire Javed to find his own voice and follow his dreams.

Director Gurinder Chandra´s latest movie is a charming drama of courage, love, hope, family, and the spirit-lifting power of music.