First Published: August 2005
       This is an OutUK Archive Item and so some of the links and information may be out of date.
This year's London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival once again provides an unrivalled opportunity for you to experience the best of gay cinema from across Europe and the world. This major event in the gay calendar is at London's National Film Theatre until mid-April, and you've got the chance to get your hands one of the Festival's hottest tickets Touch Of Pink courtesy of the LLGFF and OutUK. This Centrepiece screening is a fun romantic comedy set in Canada, and brings together the talents of Jimmy Mistry and Kyle MacLachlan with director Ian Iqbal Rashid.
Canadian boy Alim (Mistry) lives in London with his boyfriend Giles, happily enough, until the prospect of his glamorous but traditional mother, Nuru coming to visit from Toronto sends him into sexuality panic. Will he come out to her? Guess not. Instead, he looks to his imaginary friend, Cary Grant (MacLachlan) for some Hollywood relationship advice.
Sleek, handsome and not so wise, he suggests that they pretend Giles is 'the roommate'. Naru makes plans to marry Alim off to a nice Ismali girl back in Canada. Thinking on his feet, Mr Grant comes up with ruse No 2 - for Alim to come out (as married to Giles's sister). Naru spends some time with Giles, who makes her feel light, beautiful and happy, and reminds her of the London of her youth. Increasingly jealous of the attention his mother is getting, Alim takes drastic action and sends his mother packing back to Canada. When Alim goes back to Toronto for a wedding, the scene is set for a farce-like clash of cultures, secret revelations and the ultimate test of Alim's character. Director Rashid is a regular visitor to the LLGFF with previous short films Surviving Sabu and Stag, and he's due to attend the Centrepiece screening.
If you'd like to win a pair of tickets to the Centrepiece screening of Touch of Pink on Friday 8th April at 2045 at the National Film Theatre on London's South Bank just fill in your answer to the competition question and your details and email it to us by Wednesday 6th April. You can find full information about more than 100 films which are being shown at this year's Festival at

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Competition Terms and Conditions
Competition open to UK residents 18 or over excluding employees of any sponsors of this competition and Out Europe BV. We regret that prizes cannot be despatched to mailing addresses outside the UK. All entries must be received by midnight Wednesday 6th April 2005. The Winner will be the first correct entry to be randomly drawn by an independent party. Incomplete or illegible entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of email sent cannot be taken as proof of receipt. By providing your email address you may receive further communication from Out Europe BV or their marketing partners. The Winner will be notified by email by 7th April. Prize is non-transferable. No cash alternative. Prize does not include transport to and from National Film Theatre. One entry per person. A list of winners will be available by emailing after the closing date of 7th April 2005. Incomplete or illegible entries will be deemed invalid. Entering the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.


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