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After Love (12A)

Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. After the burial, she discovers he had a secret life across the channel...

Described as ‘a masterclass in drama’ by the Guardian, this understated debut from Aleem Khan tells the story of Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan). Having converted to Islam when she married, Mary, now in her early sixties, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. But she suddenly finds herself a widow when he dies unexpectedly.

A day after the burial, she discovers that Ahmed had a secret life just 21 miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to find out more, and as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.

  • DIRECTOR: Aleem Khan
  • CAST: Joanna Scanlan, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard

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