Ali and Ava is a romance drama British movie. The film first premiered in July 2021 at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s fortnight section. It was released in March 2022 in the United Kingdom. After being released in many film festivals in 2021, like Toronto International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Les Arcs International Film Festival, and International Film Festival Rotterdam, etc. The movie was finally released on 2 March 2022 in France, 4 March 2022 in the United Kingdom, and 14 May 2022 in the United States of America.
Where To Watch The Movie Online?
The movie can be streamed on Netflix. The film is also available on Mubi for viewing in countries where Netflix might not show this movie.
What Is The Movie About?
The movie is set in Bradford, where Ali, a middle-aged married man who is still alone as his wife leaves him but can’t tell anyone anything due to society’s fear. Then there is Ava, a widowed mother who is also a grandmother since her son Callum is a new father trying to find his footing; As his father and Ava’s late husband was abusive bully.
Ali is a quintessential good guy, even goofy; he’s polite with everybody, has a good job, helps people out, and even though his wife is leaving him, he is perfectly nice to her and has kept that secret. He finds Ava, who’s looking for love. These two instantly connect, and their bond keeps on developing from there.
There are hurdles in front of their relationships like their different races, family values; Ali is just separated and not divorced yet, Ava’s son Callum, and their ages, among so many others. Still, the movie is about these two beautiful souls finally finding belonging and love with each other.
This isn’t your usual rom-coms. This is a wholesome movie about love at its purest and that feeling of comfort, tenderness, and understanding between two people. It is also about Ali dealing with his broken marriage and his family. While Ava and Callum bond and struggle with the after-effects of their abusive past.
The movie has a tremendous cast and crew like Adeel Akhtar as lovable and just plain awesome Ali and Claire Rushbrook as the sweetest and caring Ava. There are characters such as Ellora Torchia as Runa, Shaun Thomas as Callum, Natalie Gavin as Dawn, Mona Goodwin as Michelle, Sienna Afsar as Ali’s niece, and Siraj Hussain as Hashim.
The movie’s Director and writer is a very well acclaimed director Clio Barnard. Tracy O’Riordan produces it with BBC Films; Cinematography is by Ole Bratt Birkeland, Editing by Maya Maffioli, and music by Harry Escott.
Is It Worth The Watch?
Aside from the praise after praise, the movie got from critics and a good audience reaction; this wholesome movie has also got multiple awards; and two BAFTA nominations for Outstanding British film of the year and Best Leading Actor.