Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband (Nasser Memarzia), Mary Hussain is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his cell phone, she sets off to uncover the truth.
Beautifully directed by Aleem Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Nathalie Richard and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. 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.
Presented in High Definition
After Love Q&A (2021, 46 mins): director Aleem Khan and actors Joanna Scanlan and Nathalie Richard talk to Isra Al Kassi for BFI At Home. Recorded remotely in May 2021.
Three Brothers (2014, 17 mins): Hamid struggles to care for his younger brothers when their father abandons them for Pakistan. A short allegorical drama about dealing with grief and responsibility, inspired by true events.
Original theatrical trailer
Fully illustrated booklet featuring a director’s statement, essays by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Isra Al Kassi, notes on the film by producer Matthieu de Braconier and an interview with Aleem Khan