The BFI has revealed a new trailer for the critically acclaimed drama from Aleem Khan ‘After Love’.
The film tells the story of Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan), who converted to Islam when she married and now is in her early 60s, living quietly in Dover with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret life just twenty-one miles away, 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.
The debut feature by writer and director Aleem Khan features a cast of Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, No Offence, The Thick of It, Pin Cushion), alongside French actor Nathalie Richard (Never Let Me Go, Hidden, Jeune et Jolie) and newcomer Talid Ariss in his first major English language role.
The film will be released in UK & Irish cinemas 4th June 2021.