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Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha is one of Britain’s most proven and respected filmmakers. She began her career as a BBC news reporter and directed award-winning documentaries for the British Film Institute, BBC, and Channel Four. Her first feature, Bhaji on the Beach, was nominated for a BAFTA and won the Evening Standard British Film Award for best newcomer. What’s Cooking?, which opened the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, was the first British script invited to the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab. Bend It Like Beckam was an audience favorite at Sundance in 2003 and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA; it remains the highest-grossing British film ever in Great Britain. 

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