-After Love

Fri 03 September 2021
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price £5

Director: Aleem Khan (United Kingdom, 2020)
Certification: 12A | 1h 29 min | Drama | Language: English

Veteran TV and film actress Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It, Pin Cushion, How to Build a Girl) gives a quietly devastating performance as a woman exploring her late husband’s secrets in After Love, the arresting feature debut from BAFTA-nominated short filmmaker Aleem Khan (Three Brothers).

Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan), who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow. A day after the burial, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret life just 21 miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais.

The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more and, as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.

★★★★★ ‘Outstanding’ – THE GUARDIAN
★★★★★ ‘One of the standout films of the year’ – TATLER

With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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