A bundle of good humor and nervous energy, Ali is a British Pakistani working-class landlord who forges close bonds with his tenants. One day, while picking up one of his tenants’ children from school, he offers a lift to Ava, an Irish-born teacher and single mother of five. They bond almost instantly through their love of music, though Ali favors the high energy of hip-hop while Ava takes refuge in the quieter comforts of Bob Dylan. Despite their divergent backgrounds, differences in their stages of life, and the color of their skin, each is irresistibly drawn to the other. But can their mutual desire transcend a barrage of personal obstacles? Their story serves as a reminder that it is sometimes the least likely connections that are the ones most worth pursuing. Toronto International Film Festival, BAFTA Nominee Best British Film.
“Movies so rarely show us something as wonderfully, believably ordinary as Ali and Ava’s love — which is precisely why it feels so extraordinary.” –NPR
“Delivers something pure, melodic and precise.” –The New York Times