In a BAFTA award-winning performance, Jaonna Scanlan plays Mary Hussain, a woman who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s.
Following her husband’s unexpected death, she discovers that he had a secret life just 21 miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more, and as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity.
“The mystery of other people’s lives, the unbridgeable gulf between us all – even, or especially, between married couples – is the subject of this outstanding drama from first-time film-maker Aleem Khan.” ~Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“After Love carries bulky baggage with an elegant lightness, leaving its audience with further unpacking to do.” ~Guy Lodge, Variety