1hr 29mins

After the death of her husband, Ahmed, Mary (Joanna Scanlan) must reconfigure life in his wake.

Aleem Khan

All of the threads of her life together with her husband, rapidly unravel when Mary discovers Ahmed was living a second life with Genevieve (played by Nathalie Richard) in France.

Having converted to Islam to marry him, the sincerity of this decision all those years ago is ultimately undermined and ridiculed. Can Mary reconcile the truth with her own reality? Can she find steady ground again, after she has been tossed into the uncertainty of the Channel waters?

The cliffs of Dover are the stunning backdrop to this debut masterpiece from English-Pakistani film-maker Aleem Khan, and come to represent the poignant tale of people caught between identities and cultures, desperate to land.

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


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