Ali & Ava

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.​

Directed by: Clio Barnard
Genres: Drama, Romance,
Production Company: BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, Moonspun Films,

Ali & Ava -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 12-11-2021
  • Runtime: 95 Minutes
  • Popularity: 5.81
  • Vote Count: 24
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ),
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Photo Name Department
Shaheen Baig-Production Shaheen Baig Production (Casting)
Harry Escott-Sound Harry Escott Sound (Original Music Composer)
Lizzie Francke-Production Lizzie Francke Production (Executive Producer)
Clio Barnard-Directing Clio Barnard Directing (Director)
Clio Barnard-Writing Clio Barnard Writing (Writer)
Stéphane Collonge-Art Stéphane Collonge Art (Production Design)
Rose Garnett-Production Rose Garnett Production (Executive Producer)
Gunnar Óskarsson-Sound Gunnar Óskarsson Sound (Supervising Sound Effects Editor)
Ole Bratt Birkeland-Camera Ole Bratt Birkeland Camera (Director of Photography)
Celina Norris-Art Celina Norris Art (Set Decoration)

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"Ava" (Claire Rushbrook) works as a teaching assistant who has brought up her children following a rather brutal marriage. One afternoon in the tipping rain, she is offered a lift by "Ali" (Adeel Akhtar) who winds her up about her tastes in music (folk and country) and generally makes her smile. The film now takes a slightly predictable path, as she must deal with resistance from her headstrong son "Callum" (Shaun Thomas) whilst he with his estranged wife "Runa" (Ellora Torchia) who has recently had a miscarriage and found love elsewhere. When it is just the two in the title together, there is chemistry and humour and the film moves along engagingly. Otherwise, though, the story is just way too contrived, and once the writing is on the wall for the narrative, the sentiment takes just a little too prominent a role and the film simply runs out of steam.

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