EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Leisure introduced as we speak the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Ali & Ava written & directed by BAFTA nominee Clio Barnard (Darkish River, The Egocentric Big, The Arbor). The movie lately gained two British Impartial Movie Awards, and was nominated for 5 extra awards. Greenwich will launch the movie theatrically this summer season.
Starring Adeel Akhtar (4 Lions) and Claire Rushbrook (Ammonite), as Ali & Ava. Ali (Akhtar) is an exuberant music fanatic struggling to maintain his latest separation from his spouse a secret from his household. Ava (Rushbrook) is a practical middle-aged educating assistant and matriarch to a big and close-knit household. When an opportunity encounter unites them, Ali and Ava start a tentative friendship shaped round their shared love of music that shortly blossoms into an sudden romance.
“Ali & Ava is an intimate narrative, anchored by the highly effective and tender performances of Adeel and Claire,” mentioned Barnard. “It’s a naturalistic story that I hope many can relate to in several methods and we sit up for partnering with Greenwich Leisure to deliver this particular movie to audiences.”
Ali & Ava was produced by Barnard’s long-term producer, Tracy O’Riordan (Dream Horse) with govt producers Lizzie Francke (The Memento), Rose Garnett (The Energy of the Canine), and Claudia Yusef (Creeling). Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the acquisition with Altitude’s Mike Runagall and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.