After Love

Year: 2020
Country: UK
Director: Aleem Khan
Cast: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Nasser Memarzia, Talid Ariss
Genre: drama
Runtime: 89 min.
Age: 18+
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)
BAFTA – Best Leading Actress 
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