After Love

Aleem Khan

Talents United Kingdom 89 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Mary Hussain, 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 he had a secret life just twenty-one miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more.

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Themes

European CinemaDramaFirst FeatureReligion

Director

Aleem Khan

Born and raised in Kent, Aleem Khan is a writer and director of mixed English-Pakistani heritage. His second short, Three Brothers, was premiered at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival before touring the international festival circuit. A BAFTA nomination for Best British Short Film followed in 2015 and later that year, Aleem was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. A 2017 Fellow of both the Sundance Screenwriter’s and Director’s Labs, Aleem is also an alumnus of Guiding Lights, The Locarno Filmmakers Academy and BFI Flare.

Filmography: After Love (2020), Three Brothers (curt, 2014), Diana (curt, 2009)

Aleem Khan

Film information

Address: Aleem Khan
Script: Aleem Khan
Contact: The Bureau Sales
With: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss, Nasser Memarzia
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2020
Format: DCP
Length: 89 min
Language: English, French, Urdu, Arabic
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan
Subtitles in Filmin: English, Spanish, Catalan

Sessions

05/05/2021 - 20:30h
Renoir Floridablanca – Sala 7
06/05/2021 - 20:00h
Filmin
07/05/2021 - 18:00h
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Awards

TESSALONICA FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress

CANES FILM FESTIVAL
Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

DUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress Critics Award

Poster

After Love