Gurinder Chadha’s films are rich and exuberant slices of life; from the trials of Jules et Jess in Bend it Like Beckham and her early collaboration with Meera Syal in Bhaji on the Beach to the recent Bollywoodisation of Austen in Bride and Prejudice she has a vibrant quality which is an essential part of her work on the big screen.

Her new film takes the ebullience that is her trademark and injects a poisonous streak of serial murder in It’s a Wonderful Afterlife. Premiering at Sundance next year the tale of a marriage obsessed mother and her daughter pulls in some great talent in Shabana Azmi, Sally Hawkins, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Jimi Mistri.

The trailer is below, enjoy it in the post Christmas haze. The film is out in the UK on the 2nd of April 2010.