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After Love (2023)

Opens on January 20

Director: Aleem Khan Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Joanna Scanlan, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard, Sudha Bhuchar, Talid Ariss

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English, French, Arabic, Urdu

About the film:

World Premiere, 2020 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2020 Cannes Critics’ Week
2022 BAFTA Best Actress win for Joanna Scanlan

Set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.

“a career-defining performance… a beautiful, jagged exploration of the messy nature of being human.”

—Christian Zilko for IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Aleem is a British writer and director of English-Pakistani heritage, living in London. He studied Film at The University of Westminster and has directed several short films, among them Three Brothers (2014) which toured the international festival circuit before receiving a BAFTA nomination for Best British Short Film. In 2015, Aleem was named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow. A Fellow of both the 2017 Sundance Screenwriter’s and Director’s Labs, Aleem is also an alumnus of The Locarno Filmmakers Academy, BFI Flare and The 8th edition of Guiding Lights. After Love (2023) is his feature film debut.

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