Adored by critics, Joanna Scanlon (The Thick of It) gives a quietly monumental performance as Mary, a recently widowed Musilim convert. Following her husband’s funeral, she discovers that Ahmed, a ferry captain, had a secret life 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. How can you know who you are, when all you held to be true was a lie?
Following a run of highly successful festival screenings throughout 2020, After Love is definitely one of the standout British films of 2021.
“Scanlon gives the performance of her career…After Love has the agony of a domestic tragedy and the tension of a Hitchcock thriller”*****The Guardian
“a giant performance in a perfectly measured film of simmering tensions.” The Times