ALI & AVA will receive its UK premiere as the Mayor of London’s Special Presentation at this year’s BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 13 October and will also preview in eleven cities UK-wide including a special homecoming screening for the film in Bradford.
ALI & AVA stars BAFTA-winner Adeel Akhtar (FOUR LIONS, THE BIG SICK, THE NIGHT MANAGER) and Claire Rushbrook (WHITECHAPEL, MY FAT DIARY, AMMONITE).
LONDON FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS IN LONDON AND NATIONWIDE
- WEDNESDAY 13TH OCTOBER, 21:20 @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE, ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 15:00 @ SOUTHBANK CENTRE, ROYAL FESTIVE HALL
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 17:30 @ HOME, MANCHESTER
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 17:45 @ SHOWROOM CINEMA, SHEFFIELD
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 18:00 @ THE QUEEN’S FILM THEATRE, BELFAST
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 18:15 @ EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 20:00 @ PICTUREVILLE CINEMA, BRADFORD
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 20:10 @ WATERSHED, BRISTOL
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 20:30 @ GLASGOW FILM THEATRE
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 20:30 @ WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
- THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER, 20:35 @ TYNESIDE CINEMA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
- SUNDAY 17TH OCTOBER, 14:00 @ CHAPTER, CARDIFF
Sparks fly after ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s tenants whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness while Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. As the pair begin to form a deep connection, they have to find a way to keep their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the stresses and struggles of their separate lives and histories.
Enveloped in music, humour and emotion, ALI & AVA is a heartfelt contemporary love story written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant).
The film received its World Premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight section and played at the Toronto International Film Festival to glowing reviews.