Ali and Ava (15)

8th June 2022 2:00pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)

Kirkgate Theatre

Category: Film

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the 6 year old 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.

Nominated for 2 BAFTA awards. ‘A pair of wonderfully winning performances from Claire Rushbrook and Adeel Akhtar lie at the heart of this unexpectedly warm and typically compelling drama from British writer-director Clio Barnard.’ Mark Kermode – Observer.

Starring Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook

Directed by Clio Barnard

95 minutes