• Certification: Film rated as: CFF-12A
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 2021
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
95 minutes


Adeel Akhtar (FOUR LIONS, BIG SICK, ENOLA HOLMES, ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN) delivers another stand-out performance as the complex, multilayered, musical, vibrant and kind Ali. As Ali comes to terms with the breakdown of his marriage he encounters Ava played by Claire Rushbrook (AMMONITE, ENOLA HOLMES, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME), another lost soul trying to emerge from the shadow left by her former, now deceased, husband. Clio Barnard's latest film explores themes of happiness, belonging, and confronting racism. Ultimately, it is also a story about reconciliation and finding one's path.

"Barnard once again proves herself the bard of the British working class. In Ali & Ava, she abandons her occasionally bleak realism for a kind of stubborn hopefulness, letting the delight of unexpected connection break through the storm clouds." JUDE DRY, INDIEWIRE

We are delighted to welcome actress Claire Rushbrook for a Q&A following the film.