Released on Blu-ray and digitally as a BFI Player Subscription Exclusive on 23 August 2021.
Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband (Nasser Memarzia), Mary Hussain (Joanna Scanlan) is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his mobile phone, she sets off to uncover the truth. After its critically acclaimed theatrical release in June, this award-winning film comes to Blu-ray and BFI Player Subscription (exclusively) on 23 August.
Beautifully directed by Aleem Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Joanna Scanlan (No Offence), Nathalie Richard and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. A remarkable debut, whose delicate tenderness is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances. Watch the trailer at the link above.
Presented in High Definition
After Love Q&A (2021, 46 mins): director Aleem Khan and actors Joanna Scanlan and Nathalie Richard talk to film programmer Isra Al Kassi, curator and co-founder of T A P E Collective
Three Brothers (2014, 17 mins): Aleem Khan's short allegorical drama about dealing with grief and responsibility for the first time
Original theatrical trailer
***First pressing only*** Illustrated booklet with writing by Aleem Khan, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan and Isra Al Kassi; Producer's Notes by Matthieu de Braconier; an interview with Aleem Khan from Sight & Sound; notes on the extras and full credits