Corrie Film Club’s October offering is a heart – warming BAFTA winning film by Clio Barnard, Ali and Alva (UK. 2021 Cert. 15)
Set in Bradford, Ali, unhappily married, and Ava, trying to overcome her past, meet one day at the school where Ava works when Ali drops off his tenant’s daughter. A friendship, built on a mutual love of music, gradually develops between the two, and deepens into something more as the couple struggles to overcome their respective familial entanglements and prejudices.
This film is a compelling love story enveloped in music and imbued with humour.
See this film in Corrie and Sannox Village Hall this Sunday, 8th October at 7.30 pm. All welcome.
Reviewing in The Guardian, 11th July 2021, Peter Bradshaw writes:
Clio Barnard’s Bradford romance is an understated triumph… There’s a tremendous human warmth to this love story…a social-realist tale that you might compare to Ken Loach’s Ae Fond Kiss (though Loach might not have made the landlord the good guy). It’s a drama of autumnal love conquering the divisions of race, the disillusionments of middle age, the discomfort of parenthood and grandparenthood, and the tensions of class.
Featured image shows actors Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook in Ali and Alva. Photograph: Altitude