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29 Ratings

A Way of Life

Directed by Amma Asante
United Kingdom, 2004


A teenage mother, her two friends, and her brother who is desperately chasing love are all functioning along the margins of society. One day, when her baby girl’s future appears threatened, paranoia, boredom, frustration and anger form a lethal combination, and the four teenagers seal their fate.

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A Way of Life Directed by Amma Asante

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2004 | Special Mention: SIGNIS Award

BAFTA Awards

2005 | Winner: Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer

2005 | Nominee: Anthony Asquith Award for Best New British Composer (TV)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2005 | Nominee: British Newcomer of the Year

Bratislava International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Best Actress

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