2022 ( UK ) ( Comedy, Romance )
Starring: Mim Shaikh, Shazad Latif, Lily James, Emma Thompson
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Two childhood friends take opposing views on relationships in this peppy romcom directed by Shekhar Kapur and written by Jemima Khan. Documentary film-maker Zoe (Lily James) trawls dating apps and swipes her way to romance; doctor Kazim (Shazad Latif) takes the traditional route and opts for an arranged marriage. But when Zoe decides to document his journey, her camera reveals the stumbling blocks in each approach. The more time she spends with Kazim, the more Zoe reflects on her own, sometimes, disastrous dating decisions and the opportunities she might have let slip.
The film ramps up the emotional stakes during a trip to Pakistan in the second half as long-kept secrets are finally brought into the open…