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After Love

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Aleem Khan / GB, 2020 / 89 min.

After Love, lauded internationally as ‘the best British film of 2021’, is an intriguing portrait of Mary Hussain, a woman in her early sixties. Following the death of her husband, ferry skipper Ahmed, she makes a startling discovery.

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A long time ago, Mary converted to Islam so she could marry the love of her life. For many years, she and ferry skipper Ahmed lead a contented life on the British coast – until he is struck down by a deadly heart attack.

This film will also be released in national cinemas by Eye Filmmuseum.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearThis movie contains scenes of violencePersons under 6 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language


Aleem Khan

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Original title

After Love


89 min.


English, French, Arabic, Urdu





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still from After Love (Aleem Khan, GB 2022)
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