Fri 9 July 6:00pm
Mon 12 July 6:30pm
Director: Aleem Khan
Starring: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss
Aleem Khan‘s rich directorial debut is a compelling and poignant family drama that grips from its mysterious beginnings to the cathartic end.
Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan) converted to Islam when she married. Now in her early 60s, she lives quietly with her husband Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she suddenly finds herself a widow.
A day after the burial, she discovers Ahmed had a secret life just 21 miles away from their Dover home, across the Channel in Calais. Shocked, she is compelled to travel across the Channel to find out more. As she grapples with her shattered sense of identity, her search for understanding has surprising consequences.
★★★★ “MEASURED, POWERFUL, THOUGHTFUL” Empire
★★★★ “SCANLAN IS… BEAUTIFULLY SUBTLE” The List
★★★★★ “GRIPPING REALIST DRAMA OF THE HIGHEST ORDER” CineVue
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