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Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha is an English film director born in Kenya, best known for the hit films Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice. Quirky comedies, most of her movies also address social issues, exploring the lives of Indian women living in England and how they must reconcile their converging traditional and modern cultures. In her moving discussion, she addresses the challenges of getting films about non-whites made and of the commitment—and compromise—she brought to her new “Raj epic” Viceroy’s House, an historical drama starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson about the true story of the final months of British rule in India.