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After Love Director Aleem Khan on His Debut Film, Faith and Sexuality

Anchored by a supremely poignant performance from Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, No Offence), Aleem Khan’s debut film After Love never strikes a false note. For this reason, it’s also beautifully human and deeply moving. Soon after losing her husband Ahmed, Dover-based Mary Hussain (Scanlan) discovers a hidden mobile phone containing messages from another woman in France. With total shock compounding her unprocessed grief, Mary makes the 30-mile across the English Channel to Calais, where she finds that her ferry captain husband had a longtime mistress, Genevieve (Nathalie Richard), and a teenage son called Solomon (Talid Ariss).
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After Love director Aleem Khan: ‘I walked around Mecca and prayed not to be gay’

Mary, the central character of Aleem Khan’s debut film After Love, is a white English woman who met her Pakistani husband as a teenager on the London housing estate where they both lived. After they got married, they moved to the Kent coast. Mary converted to Islam, started to wear traditional dress, learned how to cook curries from scratch and to speak Punjabi.
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