BFI Distribution confirms UK & Irish release date for Aleem Khan’s ‘AFTER LOVE’

BFI Distribution has confirmed that writer and director Aleem Khan‘s powerful debut feature, AFTER LOVE, which had its world premiere at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 7 May 2021.

This moving new drama features a compelling lead performance by Joanna Scanlan, alongside Nathalie Richard and newcomer Talid Ariss in his first major English language role.



AFTER LOVE tells the story of Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan), who converted to Islam when she married and now is in her early 60s, living quietly in Dover with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret life just twenty-one miles away, 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, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.



AFTER LOVE is a production from The Bureau, written and directed by Aleem Khan and produced by Matthieu de Braconier. The film was developed by the BFI, BBC Film and initially by Creative England through BFI NETWORK, and was further supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.

It was supported through production by BBC Film and the BFI, using funds from the National Lottery.

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