my beautiful laundrette

Tuesday 25th September 2018
Eastleigh Launderette , Boyatt Shopping Centre, Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh, SO50 4QP

Director: Stephen Frears
Certificate: 15
Running time: 97 minutes

Stephen Frear’s sensitive drama follows the relationship between Omar and Johnny, two working-class men in London who must battle the restrictions of 1980’s society when they embark on a romance. Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars.

Why we love it:

Heralded as one of the best British films of all time, Stephen Frear’s funny, moving and ultimately poignant drama is a must-see for every film fan. Released in 1985, the film’s aesthetic might have dated but the subject matter hasn’t, with Frear’s fusing social and political themes with laugh out loud comedy.

Culturally significant, the film successfully explores the British working class, while portraying the relationship between two men that society dictates is wrong. Perhaps as relevant now as it was then, critics and audiences adore it.

It’s also a delight to see a young Daniel Day-Lewis put in a star performance before turning his attention to Hollywood roles.

We're recreating the setting of  this classic British drama, inviting you to join us at the laundrette for a memorable mini screening !
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Tuesday 25th September, 7.30pm