After Love (2020)

A brilliant debut feature anchored by Joanna Scanlan’s stunning turn. Aleem Khan’s film is a beautiful exploration of love and grief.

Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

(…) At its heart is a constrained yet wonderfully expressive performance by the versatile Joanna Scanlan, a masterclass in the dramatic power of understatement.

The cinematographer Alexander Dynan, whose credits include Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (HIFF 2018) frames a carefully composed image of domesticity.

An ambient seascape score by Chris Roe, which at times recalls the fluid strains of Nicholas Britell’s music for Moonlight (HIFF 2019) adds another layer of tension.

Mark Kermode, The Guardian

  • Language: Arabic, English, French, Urdu
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: The Bureau Sales
  • Cinematography: Alexander Dynan
  • Editing: Gareth C. Scales
  • Music: Chris Roe
  • Sound: Joakim Sundström
  • Production design: Sarah Jenneson
  • Costume design: NirageMirage
  • Make-up: Diandra Ferreira