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For her third film, Brit Gurinda Chadha directs, co-writes and co-produces this flawlessly executed sports drama, brimming with palpable energy and joy. Featuring charming and lovable characters played by British actors including Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra, and Juliet Stevenson, the film was co-produced by UK-based Future Films, Bend It Films, BSkyB and British Screen.





In London, eighteen-year-old Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), the daughter of a strict Indian couple (Anupam Kher and Shaheen Khan) is forbidden from playing football. After Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley) notices Jess’s skills and invites her to play for a semi-pro team, Jess desperately tries to hide the matches from her family, while also dealing with romantic feelings for her coach, Joe (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers).