The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 95 minutes
Although Ali and Ava live in the same city of Bradford, England, their lives are unfolding in two entirely different worlds. Ali is a British-Pakistani landlord who is currently navigating the complexities of his failing marriage, and Ava is an Irish-born single mother balancing her responsibilities at home with her job as a teaching assistant. Brought together by chance and a rainstorm, Ali’s and Ava’s worlds unexpectedly collide. Starting their relationship as friends, Ali and Ava find themselves increasingly drawn to each other romantically…to the dismay of both of their families. While cultural differences and cumbersome family dynamics have the potential to create barriers between them, Ali and Ava grow closer through music and dancing. But as they continue to build their intimate relationship, the two lovers struggle to protect the sweetness of their connection with harsh reactions from the outside world. Endearing and humorous, ALI & AVA is a beautiful modern day love story about two people who have more in common than a first impression might imply. —G.S.
Friday, April 08, 2022 at 5:05 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
Ole Bratt Birkeland
Calire Rushbrook, Adeel Akhtar, Ellora Torchia, Vinny Dhillon, Shaun Thomas