Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain (played by Joanna Scanlan) suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband.
A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais.
No long boring speeches peppered with big words just for the sake of it. No action sequences. Just reality. Beautiful, heart-breaking reality.
The actors are all perfect for their roles and although the basic plot has been told in a million other stories, there is something really special about After Love. It draws you in and leaves you wanting more.
The mix of English/French/Pakistani cultures is a refreshing change.
It’s probably one of the few great movies being so less lines. Totally less is more. The acting is so amazing and so natural for many dramatic scenes. Feel like it’s an art more than a movie.