Ali & Ava

Ali & Ava

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Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes) and Claire Rushbrook (Ammonite) star in this grounded British romance from the writer-director of The Selfish Giant. Nominated for Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards. More

Sparks fly after Ali (Akhtar) and Ava (Rushbrook) 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.​

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2022Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language94 minsUKMoonspun Films
DramaRomance

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Ali & Ava | Reviews

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A tender and, eventually, joyful film, powered by two extraordinarily lived-in performances from Akhtar and Rushbrook.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Barnard’s film is an essay in acceptance and love.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A poignant tribute to the joy of unexpected human connection.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Ali & Ava once again showcases Clio Barnard’s uncanny ability to capture the insoluble complexities of life.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

This is Barnard’s most accomplished film since her debut...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

(There is) almost compulsively watchable charisma between the two protagonists...

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Indian Express

Indian Express

Ali & Ava... feels like nicely baked confection just out of the oven, tart and sweet at the same time.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Features warm, huggable performances from leads Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Ali & Ava has a little something for everyone being at times fun, funny, luminous, and touching.

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Ali & Ava | Release Details

Ali & Ava is coming to cinemas in Australia on 30 June 2022.