Welcome to our first Manchester Indian Film Festival (MIFF), which launches in our great city on Wednesday 23 June.

We have an inspiring programme at the Everyman Cinema, St John’s, of movies about Asian women’s experience. These are set in Lancashire and India, plus expect some special movie guests Q&As at the cinema! You can also check out our online programme on www.LoveLIFFatHome.com

See full LIFF at Home Program

WOMB (Women of My Billion)

Wednesday 23 June, 18.30
A young woman, Srishti Bakshi embarks on a monumental journey, walking almost 3800km over 240 days, from Kanyakumari in the south, to Kashmir, in the North, along the way meeting and learning first hand about the experiences of many women from all corners of India. WOMB is a poignant and heart warming documentary exploring the social and political issues faced by women of today’s India. It is a unique testament to seemingly insurmountable challenges in these unprecedented times and the everyday sheroes who are battling to overcome.

Dir: Ajitesh Sharma
102 mins | 2020 | India | Cert: 15 recommended cert tbc
English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu with English subtitles

Book Tickets : WOMB


+ Q&A

Saturday 26 June, 14.30
A talented British Asian star cast comes together in this Northern family drama, sensitively written by Tanika Gupta and directed by Alex Pillai. Shikha (Mina Anwar), a young Hindu school girl from Lancashire town Accrington, secretly falls in love with a Muslim boy.  As word gets out about their tryst, she is threatened and is forced to flee to London to escape the wrath of her patriarch father (Roshan Seth), who sends out community bounty hunters after her. In the big city she finds a secret refuge in a women’s shelter, where she discovers a new found sense of freedom, but her past soon catches up with her.

Dir: Alex Pillai
With: Mina Anwar, Kulvinder Ghir, Roshan Seth, Meera Syal.
75 mins | 1997 | UK | Cert: 15 recommended cert tbc

Book Tickets : Flight

Bhaji on the Beach

+ Q&A

Sunday 27 June, 14.30
Gurinder Chadha serves up this ground-breaking roadtrip comedy about a group of Asian women living in the inner city take a break from their everyday routine and go on a day trip to Blackpool. Hoping for a much-needed holiday, tensions soon emerge within the group and their day by the sea becomes a time of decision and a moment to remember. A unique and insightful portrait of the British Asia experience.
This is a women-only screening

Dir: Gurinder Chadha
With: Kim Vithana, Jimi Harkishan, Lalita Ahmed
101 mins | 1993 | UK | Cert: 15 recommended cert tbc

Book Tickets : Bhaji on the Beach

Manchester Indian Film Festival have a selection of films available to watch online during the festival and throughout the year at loveliffathome.com

All Manchester Indian Film Festival Screenings are held at :

Everyman Manchester St. John's

ABC Buildings, 23 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4AS
Tickets will be on sale soon