After Love

UK, 2020
90 minutes, Color

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Writer-director Aleem Khan's film After Love is filled with the unexpected and set on the picturesque Dover coast and across the English Channel in Calais, France. Mary (Joanna Scanlan) is a middle-aged English woman who converted to Islam in her youth to marry an immigrant man from Pakistan. After her husband, Ahmed (Nasser Memarzia), dies suddenly, Mary sadly goes through the motions of cleaning up after the funeral and discovers that her supposedly faithful husband had some kind of relationship with a French woman, Genevieve (Nathalie Richard). Mary's daily prayers soon end in fits of tears. She plays and replays a saved phone message from Ahmed just to hear his voice. When Mary decides to travel across the channel and the two women finally come face to face, the film takes another surprising turn that will keep viewers second guessing and glued to the screen. Winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards—Dave Nuttycombe

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