EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Entertainment introduced right now the acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to Ali & Ava written & directed by BAFTA nominee Clio Barnard (Dark River, The Selfish Giant, The Arbor). The movie not too long ago gained two British Independent Film Awards, and was nominated for 5 further awards. Greenwich will launch the movie theatrically this summer season.
Starring Adeel Akhtar (Four 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 rapidly blossoms into an sudden romance.
“Ali & Ava is an intimate narrative, anchored by the powerful and tender performances of Adeel and Claire,” mentioned Barnard. “It is a naturalistic story that I hope many can relate to in different ways and we look forward to partnering with Greenwich Entertainment to bring this special film to audiences.”
Ali & Ava was produced by Barnard’s long-term producer, Tracy O’Riordan (Dream Horse) with government producers Lizzie Francke (The Souvenir), Rose Garnett (The Power of the Dog), 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.