Three disc (two DVD + CD) set including a bonus CD that contains the soundtrack to I Can't Think Straight
. DVD One, I Can't Think Straight
, is a sexy, urban, multi-cultural romantic comedy film with a twist. DVD Two, The World Unseen
, is a touching, muticultural, period romantic drama...also with a twist! Both of the films touch on universal themes of being true to oneself, standing up your beliefs and the pursuit of love against all odds. Both films star Lisa Ray (from Deepa Mehta's Oscar nominated Water) and Sheetal Sheth (Looking for Comedy in a Muslim World) and were directed by the best-selling author Shamim Sarif. The CD soundtrack includes tracks from Natacha Atlas, Leonie Casanova, Nadine Khouri and composer Raimond Mirza.
I Can't Think Straight
Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British indian woman who is dating her best friend.
Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship.
As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.
Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. The World Unseen
Free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a cafe with Jacob her 'coloured' business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother, their unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam's sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever.
In a system that divides white from black and women from men, what chance is there for an unexpected love to survive?