hanif kureshi

Beautiful

MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE

UK, 1985
Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day Lewis, Saeed Jaffrey

The marginalised cultures of Thatcher’s Britain are the subject of this great film from Stephen Frears (Prick Up Your Ears) and writer Hanif Kureishi (“The Buddha Of Suburbia”, “The Black Album”). My Beautiful Laundrette also presented the star-birth of Daniel Day Lewis, who won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for his performances here and in A Room With A View.

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