British actor turned writer-director Aki Omoshaybi’s debut feature is an authentic social realist drama and tender love story set in Portsmouth. Sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and single mother Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner) when they cross paths in a newsagents’ queue. Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardships they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.

LIFF 2019 is delighted to welcome director, writer and actor Aki Omoshaybi in person for a Q&A after the screening on Saturday 16 November.