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After Love

Directed by Aleem Khan
2020
UK
89 minutes
M
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Aleem Khan’s riveting feature debut stars Joanna Scanlan (No Offence, The Thick of It) as a widow who discovers her husband’s secret double life only days after his death.
Mary (Scanlan) converted to Islam to marry Ahmed, a sea captain making regular trips from their home in Dover to the French port of Calais. Shocked by what she's found in Ahmed's belongings, Mary crosses the English Channel. Her plan is to directly confront Genevie`ve, a single mother with a moody teenage son. But nothing is so straightforward in Khan's meticulously mapped-out screenplay. Appearances, impressions and serendipity take Mary on a path she could never have imagined. Best known for her comic roles, Scanlan is superb as a woman whose emotional pain is exceeded only by her determination to find answers. The dialogue is sparse: Mary's face and piercing eyes say more than words ever could.
It's a giant performance in a perfectly measured film of simmering tensions.
Kevin Maher, The Times
After Love has the agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Thu 4 Nov
8:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 4
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Fri 5 Nov
12:30pm
State Theatre
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Sat 6 Nov
8:35pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
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Program Strand
Features
Year
2020
Classification
M
Country
UK
Language
In English, Arabic, French and Urdu with English subtitles
Director
Aleem Khan
Producer
Matthieu de Braconier
Cast
Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss
Screenwriter
Aleem Khan
Cinematographer
Alexander Dynan
Editor
Gareth C. Scales
Genre
Focus on Women, Religion & Belief, Indian subcontinent
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment
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