What's Love Got to Do with It? Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM PST
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00 PM PST
Zoe (James) is a filmmaker and Kazim (Latif) is a doctor. They grew up next door to each other, though their worlds couldn’t be farther apart. While Zoe was raised by her English divorcé mother, Cath (Thompson), to be independent and inquisitive, Kaz’s Pakistan-born parents were happy to participate in secular British society while ensuring their kids conduct themselves according to the family’s Muslim faith. Having already witnessed his parents’ anguish when his sister married a white Briton, Kaz has opted to follow his parents’ example and seek an arranged marriage.
Kaz’s decision perplexes Zoe — and provides her with a brilliant premise for her next documentary. She sets out, camera in hand, to follow her old friend on every step of his journey toward family-vetted coupledom, trying to comprehend the enduring allure of arranged marriage while re-examining her own pattern of disastrous liaisons.
Striking a rare balance between respect for custom and belief in the power of romance, What’s Love Got To Do With It? takes its title’s query to heart, posing tough questions to true believers in both camps while taking a zigzag voyage toward that magic moment where autonomy and matrimony intersect.
“What’s Love Got to Do With It? is an elevated rom com that challenges the idea of love as a sweet old-fashioned notion.”
Tickets: $15 Admission (+applicable taxes and fees)
1220 Shoppers Row
Campbell River BC V9W 2C8
Campbell River Festival of Film
This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.