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Ali and Ava

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Synopsis

Ava is a respected matriarch on a predominantly white Bradford estate. In her fifties and recently widowed, Ava is a devoted mother and teaching assistant who fills her time looking after others and listening to country and folk music, masking the scars left by an abusive ex-husband. Ali is a charismatic son, brother, boss and landlord, an avid music and book lover and moon watcher. In his mid-thirties, Ali is devoted to his family and Asian community in Bradford. Still living with his estranged wife, he hides their separation from his family, painfully continuing the charade of marital domesticity because he still loves her. Both lonely for different reasons, Ava and Ali find each other and sparks fly fierce, despite their own fears about intimacy and expectations of their families and communities.

Details

Year
2020
Type of film
Features
Director
Clio Barnard
Producer
Tracy O'Riordan
Screenwriter
Clio Barnard
Director of Photography
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Principal Cast
Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia, Shaun Thomas
Film Title Note
Film title should read Ali & Ava

Production status

Post-production

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Last updated 23rd March 2020

Production Company

A BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, Moonspun Films production

Moonspun Films
Tracy O'Riordan
+44 (0)20 7713 1400
tracy@moonspunfilms.com
http://www.moonspunfilms.com

BBC Films
BBC Broadcasting House
7th Floor, Zone A
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
+44 (0)203 614 4445
bbcfilms@bbc.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Sales
Company

Altitude Film Sales
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