After Love

In cinemas from 4 June 2021 - Aleem Khan’s immensely moving debut feature with a compelling lead performance from Joanna Scanlan.

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In After Love, Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan), who converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow. 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 go there to find out more, and as she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.

After a run of highly successful festival screenings throughout 2020, After Love is set to be one of the standout British films of 2021.

June

From 18 June
BFI Southbank
Belmont Aberdeen
Bonington Cinema, Arnold, Notts
Castle Cinema, London
Cineworld Bradford
Curzon Bloomsbury, London
Curzon Hoxton
Curzon Wimbledon
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Edinburgh Filmhouse
HOME Manchester

Kendal Brewery Arts Centre
Lighthouse, Poole
Newlyn Filmhouse
Picturehouse, Cambridge
Picturehouse Hackney, London
Picturehouse Norwich
Picturehouse Ritzy, Brixton, London
Pictureville Cinema, Bradford
Riverside Studios
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

From 19 June
The Lexi Cinema, London
Picturehouse Little Theatre Bath
Saffron Screen, Saffron Waldon, Essex

From 20 June
The Chiswick Cinema
Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon
Olympic Cinema, Barnes

From 21 June
Picturehouse Ashford
Picturehouse Bromley
Picturehouse Central, London
Picturehouse Greenwich, London

From 22 June
Kino Digital Rye
Picturehouse, Clapham
Picturehouse, Cameo, Edinburgh
Picturehouse Crouch End, London
Picturehouse, Duke’s at Komedia
Picturehouse East Dulwich
Picturehouse, Exeter
Picturehouse, Fulham Road, London
Picturehouse, The Gate
Picturehouse, Liverpool
Picturehouse Oxford
Picturehouse, Regal, Henley-on-Thames
Picturehouse Southampton

Picturehouse Stratford East
Picturehouse West Norwood
Picturehouse, York
Showcase, Bluewater
Showcase, Bristol Avonmeads
Showcase, Bristol C de L
Showcase, Cardiff
Showcase, Coventry
Showcase, Derby, C de L
Showcase, Dudley
Showcase, Glasgow
Showcase, Leeds
Showcase, Leicester
Showcase, Liverpool
Showcase, Newham
Showcase, Nottingham
Showcase, Paisley
Showcase, Peterborough
Showcase, Reading
Showcase, Southampton
Showcase, Teesside

From 23 June
Venue, Lincoln

From 25 June
Kinokulture Oswestry
Plymouth Arts Centre

From 25 June
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries

From 27 June
Storyhouse, Chester

From 28 June
Corn Exchange, Wallingford

30 June
Aldeburgh Cinema
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Eastgate Theatre Peebles (INDY Touring Cinema)

July

1 July
South Mill Arts

From 2 July
Chichester New Park
Eden Court
Palace Broadstairs

4 July
Lonsdale Alhambra Penrith

From 5 July
Rex, Berkhamsted

9 July
Northampton Filmhouse, Northants
Roses, Tewkesbury

12 July
Dukes Lancaster
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

13 July
Malvern Theatre

From 20 July
Hebden Bridge Picturehouse

26 July
Pontio, Bangor University

28 July
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

August

From 20 Aug
The Beehive, Honiton

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