After the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, Muslim convert Mary (Joanna Scanlan) stumbles across a shocking secret. Her husband Ahmed, a ship’s captain who worked the ferry route between Dover and Calais, had a secret life in France. This astonishing revelation compels her to go there to find out the truth.
Scanlan is exceptional in this remarkable debut from writer and director Aleem Khan, which subtly conveys the tenderness of two strangers who live just over 20 miles apart, profoundly separated by cultural difference but also unexpectedly connected. After Love is set to be one of the standout British films of 2021.
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