Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Ali & Ava

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Language: English
Run Time: 95 minutes

Ali & Ava
Ali & Ava

Although Ali and Ava live in the same city of Bradford, England, their lives are unfolding in two entirely different worlds. Ali is a British-Pakistani landlord who is currently navigating the complexities of his failing marriage, and Ava is an Irish-born single mother balancing her responsibilities at home with her job as a teaching assistant. Brought together by chance and a rainstorm, Ali’s and Ava’s worlds unexpectedly collide. Starting their relationship as friends, Ali and Ava find themselves increasingly drawn to each other romantically…to the dismay of both of their families. While cultural differences and cumbersome family dynamics have the potential to create barriers between them, Ali and Ava grow closer through music and dancing. But as they continue to build their intimate relationship, the two lovers struggle to protect the sweetness of their connection with harsh reactions from the outside world. Endearing and humorous, ALI & AVA is a beautiful modern day love story about two people who have more in common than a first impression might imply. —G.S.

CIFF46 Screenings

Upper Allen

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 5:05 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director
Clio Barnard

Producer
Tracy O'Riordan

Screenwriting
Clio Barnard

Cinematography
Ole Bratt Birkeland

Editing
Maya Maffioli

Principal Cast
Calire Rushbrook, Adeel Akhtar, Ellora Torchia, Vinny Dhillon, Shaun Thomas

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