Like Ae Fond Kiss by Ken Loach, Dominic Savage's movie tackles young love, interracial relationships and double standards. There were times when I wondered quite how convincingly drawn some of these relationships were, but this is a gutsy, forthright film with an unashamed idealism and an unfashionable belief in love conquering all. The portrayal of a racist white family is convincing and scary: a hard-working mum, fearing perceived Asian competition for her sunbed salon business, cheerfully applauds her sons for smashing up a local corner-shop. Wasim Zakir plays a patriarchal older brother figure who frowns on his younger sister Naseema (Samina Awan) taking a job in a white-owned business: meanwhile he conducts a clandestine affair with a white girl: Michelle, a strong performance from Nichola Burley, known from TV's Shameles