Ali & Ava + Q&A

United Kingdom, 2021 / 95 Mins

Director: Clio Barnard

Starring: Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook.

Sparks fly after Ali and Ava 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.​

This screening includes a Q&A session with composer Harry Escott before the screening.

This is a Making Waves Film Festival event. More information can be found at