Director: Aleem Khan
Cast: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Nasser Memarzia, Talid Ariss
Runtime: 89 min.
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.
Awards & Festivals:
Cannes Film Festival – Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award (Critics’ Week)
Toronto International Film Festival – participation
BFI London Film Festival – participation
Dublin International Film Festival – Dublin Film Critics Award (Best Actress)
Les Arcs European Film Festival – Best Original Score
Molodist International Film Festival – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Best International Full-length Film)
Thessaloniki Film Festival – Best Actress
Telluride Film Festival – participation