The debut feature from English-Pakistani filmmaker Aleem Khan is a tale of secrets and lies, a portrait of people caught between identities and cultures, highlighted by a superb central performance from Joanna Scanlan. Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan, Notes on A Scandal, The Thick of It) converted to Islam when she married and is now in her early 60s, living quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow. A day after the burial, she discovers that he had a secret life just twenty-one miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. The shocking discovery compels her to go there to find out more.
After Love is beautifully refined filmmaking revealing the possibility of human connection in the most unlikely places.