After Love (2021)
After Love is a breakout British film starring Joanna Scanlan (best known for her roles in The Thick of It and Games of Thrones).
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.
This film is in English, French, Arabic and Urdu and will be shown with English subtitles over the latter three languages.
“Joanna Scanlan gives the best performance of her career” The Guardian ★★★★★
“Joanna Scanlan is superb in a portrait of grief and betrayal” The Times ★★★★
“Aleem Khan’s directorial debut is exploratory without being decisive, all anchored by Scanlan’s deeply sensitive performance” The Independent ★★★★