Sat, Sep 17 – Wed, Sep 21

Director: Clio Barnard, Cast: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia, Official Selection: Toronto Film Festival & Cannes Film Festival, NR

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia (6), the child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humor irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow. However, the legacy of Ava’s past relationship and Ali’s emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage begins to overshadow their newfound passion. “…a celebration of the miracle of connection.” —