In this humorous, moving British love story, two lonely fifty-somethings find love through the power of music. Ali and Ava both live in Bradford, but in different worlds: she has brought up five kids, works as a school break supervisor and lives in a mostly white neighbourhood. Anglo-Bengali Ali is a houseowner with excellent relationships with his working-class neighbourhood. When Ali picks up a child from school, he offers Ava a lift. Through their common love of music, they soon fall for each other. But the scars of the past have made both insecure.
CLIO BARNARD (*1965) makes both documentaries and feature films in the auteur tradition of British film-makers like Ken Loach. She won acclaim with The Arbor, which was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2010 and The Selfish Giant (2013).