Woman with a Movie Camera
Preview: Ali & Ava
Clio Barnard’s latest film is a tremendously warm and tenderly written love story.
Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia
UK 2021. 95min
Courtesy of Altitude
Cheery landlord and former DJ Ali meets caring classroom assistant Ava by chance outside her school. They instantly bond over a shared passion for music, even though they have wildly different tastes. An unlikely romance starts to burn, despite both carrying complex wounds from former relationships. As the titular couple, Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook share remarkable chemistry, while Barnard’s trademark naturalistic directing style is complemented by an energetic and eclectic soundtrack.
Tickets £15, concessions £12 (Members pay £2 less).