After Love

Share this Share this Joanna Scanlan’s Islamic convert goes on a literal and metaphorical journey following the death of her husband.The White Cliffs of Dover, an enduring symbol of British nationalism, take on a different meaning in Aleem Kahn’s debut feature After Love. Writer/director Aleem Khan’s debut feature, following his wonderful short from 2014, Three Brothers, draws all the characters with unusual depth and nuance. Aleem Khan’s excellent 2014 short Three Brothers bodes well for his feature debut. The supporting cast play their part and the fast bonds that Mary…

Cannes Film Festival announces a bumper competition for its delayed 2021 edition

As if that wasn’t enough, the line-ups for Director’s Fortnight and Critic’s Week will be announced later, and in typical Cannes fashion, Frémaux has promised a few surprise additions in the weeks to come. Check out the full line-up below and let us know what you’re excited to see @lwlies. The lucky folks who make it to France amid travel restrictions and vaccine uncertainly can expect to see new films by Sean Baker, Julia Ducornau and Apichatpong Weerasethakul playing in competition, as well as the long-awaited Bergman Island from Mia…

Joanna Scanlan: ‘I’ve usually done comedy but I’ve never felt that’s me’

However, I’ve never felt that is me. As an actor, you have to just throw yourself into that. After Love is released in 4 June via BFI Distribution. Her recent film roles have included a budgie-loving, cat hat-wearing outsider in Deborah Hayward’s Pin Cushion, and now the lead role Aleem Khan’s After Love, in which she plays Mary, an Islam convert who discovers her late husband has another family across the Channel in Calais. You have to let it happen to you. She was just the most the delightful person.…

An oral history of Y tu mamá también

Character-wise Harold and Maude probably has more to do with my film in terms of the relationship between male and female. We would talk about this crazy idea of a road movie with two guys and a girl. We were the first to do it with that freedom, that freshness if you will, and it played very well. Sadly, Mexico is now such a complex country that if you and a girl were to head to the interstate in a car the chances are that you would be robbed and…