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After Love Rated 12A

After Love

Dir. Aleem Khan. UK, 2020. 1h 29m. Starring Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Nasser Memarzia, Talid Ariss, Nisha Chadha, Elijah Braik.

A woman in her sixties is rocked by the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers that he had a secret life in Calais. This shocking discovery compels her to travel across the Channel to find out more. A striking and poignant exploration of identity from British director Aleem Khan, featuring a compelling central performance by Joanna Scanlan.

‘Strikes a lovely balance between naturalism and melodrama. Khan’s careful direction and Scanlan’s acting chops bring the best out in one another’ ★★★★ Leila Latif, Little White Lies

‘It takes an actress of a high calibre to express so much, and there’s a tangible pleasure to be taken in observing Scanlan’s performance’ Pamela Hutchinson, Film of the Month, Sight and Sound Magazine