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 Love

UNITED KINGDOM || Drama || 2021 || 89′

Trailer ► British Film Institute
Rating ► [ Not Rated Yet ] Infrequent strong language.

Directed by
Aleem Khan

Joanna Scanlan; Nathalie Richard; Talid Ariss; Nasser Memarzia; Sudha Bhuchar; Nisha Chadha; Jabeen Butt; Subika Anwar-Khan; Elijah Braik; Adam Karim; Narayan David Hecter.

Written by
Aleem Khan

Cinematography by
Alexander Dynan

Music by
Chris Roe