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by Clio Barnard


Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow. However, the legacy of Ava’s past relationship and Ali’s emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage begins to overshadow their newfound passion.

international title: Ali & Ava
original title: Ali & Ava
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Altitude Film Entertainment Sales
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Clio Barnard
film run: 95'
release date: FR 2/03/2022, NO 11/03/2022, ES 8/04/2022, NL 12/05/2022, UK 6/08/2022, SE 26/08/2022
screenplay: Clio Barnard
cast: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia, Shaun Thomas, Natalie Gavin, Mona Goodwin, Krupa Pattani, Vinny Dhillon, Tasha Connor
cinematography by: Ole Bratt Birkeland
film editing: Maya Maffioli
art director: Stéphane Collonge
costumes designer: Sophie O'Neill
music: Harry Escott
producer: Tracy O'Riordan
co-producer: Ameenah Ayub Allen
executive producer: Lizzie Francke, Rose Garnett, Claudia Yusef
line producer: Joanne Dixon
production: BBC Films, Moonspun Films
backing: British Film Institute (BFI), Screen Yorkshire
distributor: Rezo Films, Arthaus, Avalon, Cherry Pickers Filmdistributie, Altitude Film Entertainment Distribution, NonStop Entertainment

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