After Love

After Love

61st TIFF: Greek premiere

Mary Hussain, a woman in her sixties, living in Dover, had converted to Islam after her marriage to Ahmed. Following his unexpected death, she discovers that her husband led a secret life across the Channel. In a state of shock, she sets off to Calais, yearning to uncover the truth. A heartwarming drama that weaves the portrait of two women separated by cultural differences yet sharing a profound common bond.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Aleem Khan
Script: Aleem Khan
Cinematography: Alexander Dynan
Editing: Gareth C. Scales
Sound: Joakim Sundstrom
Music: Chris Roe
Actors: Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Nasser Memarzia, Talid Ariss
Production: The Bureau
Producers: Matthieu de Braconier, Gabrielle Dumon
Co-producers: Gabrielle Dumon, Gerardine O’Flynn
Sets: Sarah Jenneson
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: United Kingdom
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 89΄
Distribution in Greece: Strada Films
Contact: The Bureau Sales

Aleem Khan

Raised in Kent, Aleem Khan is of mixed English-Pakistani heritage, living in London. He studied Film Direction at The University of Westminster before shooting his award-winning debut short film, Diana. Aleem’s third short film, Three Brothers, premiered at the London Film Festival and toured the international festival circuit before receiving a BAFTA nomination for Best British Short Film, in 2017. Aleem’s feature debut After Love was screened at the 2020 Cannes’ International Critics’ Week.


2009 Diana (short)
2011 The Wayfaring Stranger (short)
2014 Three Brothers (short)
2020 After Love