Joanna Scanlan has been steadily on the rise as one of Britain’s greatest actresses. Following star turns in Pin Cushion and the television series Dracula, Scanlan has been making her mark.
In Aleem Khan’s feature debut, After Love, Scanlan puts in a career defining performance. She stars as Mary Hussain, a Muslim converted woman living in the port town of Dover. One tragic evening, her husband dies suddenly, and she is left to pull the pieces of their shattered live together on her own. However, a day after the burial receives a text from someone mysterious across the English Channel in Calais that could rock her world further.
Khan’s assured debut feature is a wrought and emotional exploration of love, lies, and living. An absolute must-see movie.
“The images of Mary and the white cliffs of Dover will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.” – Leila Latif, Little White Lies