'Energized by the engrossing charisma of leads Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook, Ali & Ava is a poignant tribute to the joy of unexpected human connection.' - Jude Dry, IndieWire

A forbidden love story on the lived-in streets of Bradford. Ali is many things: part-time DJ, caring landlord, surrogate dad. Mostly he’s a live-wire who listens and cares, ever-able to improve moods and get the most from folk. Ava, a woman left to care for her taxing home life by a long-departed spouse, comes into Ali’s sparky orbit, meeting his natural compassion with her own easy fondness. An arresting, yearning romantic drama by Clio Barnard that’s laced through with deep feeling for all of love’s - and Bradford’s - complexity.

Closed captions (subtitles plus descriptions of non-dialogue audio) for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing will be presented with the 5.45pm screening of Ali & Ava.