"A pair of wonderfully winning performances from Claire Rushbrook and Adeel Akhtar lie at the heart of this unexpectedly warm and typically compelling drama." - Mark Kermode, Observer 

"A tender tale with two brilliant leads, and one of Barnard’s finest films to date." - Cheyenne Bunsie, Little White Lies

Grounded by the remarkable chemistry between its two leads (Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook), ALI & AVA is a grown up, mature love story enveloped in music and imbued with humor, honesty, and truth.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Outstanding British Film of the Year, and Best Leading Actor (Adeel Akhtar), BAFTA
Winner - Best Actor, Best Music, British Independent Film Award

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