The traditional, canonical European film might be an art-house multilayered masterpiece, but that doesn’t mean they are always easy to watch. And sometimes, easy to watch, feel-good cinema is just what we crave. That’s one of the reasons that Bend it Like Beckham will be screened during Cineforum, another reason is that this film can also be called a multilayered masterpiece.
The British-Indian director Gurinder Chadha made this coming-of-age story about sports, love and family in 2002 and opinions differ if this film has aged well. What we can already say is its lightheartedness, successful female football players and the chemistry between the two girlfriends is uncommon in the current canon. Come see your childhood favourite and make up your own mind!