After Love

7:00 PM 13th October 2021

Muslim convert Mary Hussain leads a quiet, contented life with her husband Ahmed, the captain of a cross-Channel ferry to France. But when Ahmed dies suddenly, Mary uncovers a secret that shakes her to her core and forces her to re-evaluate everything she had previously believed.Aleem Khan’s compelling debut features a power-house central performance from British actress Joanna Scanlan.

Muslim convert Mary Hussain leads a quiet, contented life with her husband Ahmed, the captain of a cross-Channel ferry to France. But when Ahmed dies suddenly, Mary discovers that her husband may have been keeping secrets from her about his real connection to Calais.

Determined to uncover the full truth, Mary leaves her home to embark on a life-changing journey, the outcome of which will shake her to her core and force her to re-evaluate everything she had previously believed.

This debut from director Aleem Khan is a compelling yet sensitive exploration of how people can make connections despite cultural or physical barriers, and features a power-house central performance from British actress Joanna Scanlan as Mary.

Dir: Aleem Khan | 2020 | UK | 89 mins | English, French, Arabic, Urdu | Cert 12A

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ After Love has the agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“★ ★ ★ ★ Joanna Scanlan shines in this subtle drama of a widow who learns a shocking secret.” - Donald Clarke, The Irish Times

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