Clio Barnard’s multiple BIFA-nominated ALI & AVA will feature heavily in festivals across the UK and Ireland this Autumn ahead of its 4 February release. Having received a warm homecoming at its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October the acclaimed love story travels to Brighton, Cambridge, Cork, Cornwall, Inverness and Leeds Film Festivals. Full dates below.
ALI & AVA stars BAFTA-winner Adeel Akhtar (FOUR LIONS, THE BIG SICK, THE NIGHT MANAGER) and Claire Rushbrook (WHITECHAPEL, MY FAT DIARY, AMMONITE).
FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL, THURSDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 20:30 – OPENING NIGHT FILM
LEEDS FILM FESTIVAL, THURSDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 17:45 / 20:00 – CLOSING NIGHT FILM
CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL, SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, 19:30
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 from BAFTA-nominated duo of writer and director Clio Barnard (THE ARBOR, THE SELFISH GIANT) and long-term producing partner Tracy O’Riordan of Moonspun Films.
Developed with the BFI and BBC Film, ALI & AVA is financed by BBC Film, BFI (awarding National Lottery funding), and Screen Yorkshire in association with Altitude Film Entertainment. A Moonspun Films production. Executive Produced by Rose Garnett and Claudia Yusef (BBC Film), Lizzie Francke (BFI), Caroline Cooper Charles and Hugo Heppell (Screen Yorkshire), Will Clarke and Mike Runagall (Altitude Film Entertainment).
ALI & AVAWILL BE RELEASED IN UK & IRISH CINEMAS ON 4 FEBRUARY 2022