In the formidable debut feature from BAFTA-nominee Aleem Khan, Mary (Joanna Scanlan) leads a quiet life in the port town of Dover, which is suddenly disrupted by the painful and unexpected death of her ferry captain husband Ahmed. A mere day after his burial, she discovers details leading to a secret life – and a secret companion – her husband kept from her in Calais. Armed only with his phone, Mary journeys boldly alone across the Channel to understand the secrets of the man she thought she knew. With subtle yet commanding performances and an engrossing, nuanced depiction of the struggles of modern identity, After Love is a powerful demonstration of defying borders.
We will also be hosting Q&As with director Aleem Khan at a number of cinemas. Find out more.