Just like there’s always room for another action film, there’s always room for a romantic film. Especially when said film is Ali & Ava, a heartfelt little story of two people finding love in the daily grind of life.
Ali is an exuberant music enthusiast struggling with keeping his recent separation from his wife a secret from his family. Ava is a pragmatic middle-aged teaching assistant and matriarch to a large, close-knit family. When a chance encounter unites them, they begin a tentative friendship formed around their shared love of music that quickly becomes more than just friendship.
The film is directed by Clio Barnard, produced by Tracy O’Riordan, and stars Claire Rushbrook and Adele Akhtar. Ali & Ava was nominated for Best British Film at the BAFTAs and an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. It hits theaters on July 29 and arrives on Prime Video and Apple TV on August 23.