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Press / Bastards Documentary

 

 

“The story is so strong, and told with such clean firm strokes, it absolutely puts the thing together in a way which is riveting. So you start following the story, and it becomes more tense, more gripping than many mainstream films out there in cinemas at the moment.” 

Mark Kermode, Radio 5 Live – Kermode and Mayo Film Review

 

 ★★★★

“extraordinarily intimate and moving…”

Independent, Geoffrey Macnab

 

 ★★★★

“Enraging and engaging”

Close-Up Film, Marianne Gray

 

“A keenly thought-through, sensitively executed, dramatically involving debut”

Sight and Sound, Trevor Johnston 

 

★★★

“Stirring, emotive stuff… told in a rawly effective way”

Mail on Sunday, Jason Solomons

 

★★★

“Shocking”

Empire, Anna Smith

 

★★★

“Gripping”

Guardian, Peter Bradshaw 

 

★★★

“deserves to be widely seen”

Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern

 

PRESS RESPONSE TO UK THEATRICAL RELEASE:

 

★★★

“The story itself is so strong, and told with such clean firm strokes, done in a way that absolutely puts the thing together in a way which is riveting, so you start following the story and it becomes, I have to say, I think more tense, more gripping than many mainstream films out there in cinemas at the moment.”

KERMODE & MAYO SHOW BBC RADIO 5 LIVE, Mark Kermode

 

★★★

“an extraordinarily intimate and moving portrait”

INDEPENDENT – 4 stars Geoffrey Macnab

 

★★★

“Revealing, unique, humorous and brave”

CLOSE-UP FILM – 4 stars  Marianne Gray

 

★★★

“A keenly thought-through, sensitively-executed, dramatically involving debut”…
“genuinely refreshing to see a story of female empowerment from the Islamic world”

SIGHT AND SOUND

 

★★★

“Gripping”

GUARDIAN, Peter Bradshaw 

 

★★★

“Incisive documentary … one that burns brightly”

DAILY EXPRESS

 

★★★

”Shocking, stereotype-busting documentary … heart-pummelling stuff”

EVENING STANDARD

 

★★★

“An impassioned, fly-on-the-wall look at a serious social issue”

EMPIRE MAGAZINE

 

★★★

“The language of God and morality is used to appeal to witnesses and authorities in place of the stiff terms we’re familiar with in equivalent UK settings. Perkin works in a similar way, appealing to core emotions.”

LITTLE WHITE LIES

 

★★★

“Stirring, emotive stuff…told in a rawly effective way”

MAIL ON SUNDAY, Jason Solomons

 

★★★

“Powerful stuff”

OBSERVER

 

★★★

“shocking…inspiring”

METRO

 

★★★

“Rewarding viewing by shining a light into darkness and finding warmth in its winning subjects”

CINE-VUE

 

★★★

“Deserves to be seen widely”

WALL STREET JOURNAL

 

INTERVIEWS WITH THE DIRECTOR:

 

BBC Radio 4 – Woman’s Hour

BBC Africa

BBC Radio Wales (approx from 1hr 40mins)

Radio Cardiff

Western Mail

Hijab Trendz