Ali & Ava


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Aug 6 12:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Aug 7 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Aug 8 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Aug 10 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Aug 11 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:94 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Clio Barnard
Cast:Adeel Akhtar
Claire Rushbrook


Sparks fly as two people develop a deep connection despite the lingering legacy of past relationships.

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the six-year-old child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches.

Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humor irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow. However, the legacy of Ava’s past relationship and Ali’s emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage begins to overshadow their newfound passion.

Enveloped in music and imbued with humor, Ali and Ava is a compelling contemporary love story.

“Charming and heartfelt. An understated triumph.” — The Guardian