• Before I Can't Think Straight, there was this film. Both were written and directed by Shamim Sarif, and starred Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth - a combination that assures excellence.

    In a background of oppression in South Africa in 1952, we view a struggle for personal freedom.

    Amina (Sheth) wants to be free to live her life as a lesbian without bigotry. Miriam (Ray) wants to be free of a demanding and philandering husband. Jacon (David Dennis), a half-black wants to love a white woman (Grethe Fox).

    We can only assume that it works out for two of the three characters, and that will have to satisfy us.