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In this knockout feature debut from Aleem Khan, Bafta-winner Joanna Scanlan is the woman who discovers her late husband’s secrets.
Director: Aleem Khan
Joanna Scanlan earned her Bafta for leading actress for playing Mary Hussain, a Dover housewife who’s newly widowed and now baffled by the discovery of her late husband’s secret connection across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his mobile phone, she sets off to uncover the truth. Beautifully directed by Aleem Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Scanlan and Nathalie Richard (Jeune et Jolie), it's a drama of real insight about two people, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference but connected nonetheless.
After Love is a remarkable debut, whose delicate tenderness is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances. By its close you will feel you truly know these people. Made with the support of the BFI using funds from the National Lottery. it won six awards at the British Independent Film Awards 2021 and received three further Bafta nominations.