One of the best films and acting performances of the year
I had been waiting to see this for a while now since hearing Mark Kermode's glowing review. And it feels really good to not be disappointed.
After Love is a beautiful story of a converted Muslim British white woman who lost her husband only to find out about the secret life her husband lived all these years. Then the story follows a group people, confused and lost in a mixture of identities. Our lead character's world start to break apart, sometime quite literally.
Minimalist score, dazzling cinematography and Joanna's career defining performance haunt the audience. It's mesmerizing to realize how much of the film Joanna spent acting without saying any words and yet you absolutely believe in her. It's a film meant to be watched more than once. Aleem Khan made a striking debut with his feature film.