Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband (Nasser Memarzia), Mary Hussain is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais. Armed with just a bag and his cell phone, she sets off to uncover the truth. Beautifully directed by Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Scanlan, Nathalie Richard (Jeune et Jolie) and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. A remarkable debut, whose delicate tenderness is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances, by its close you will feel you truly know these people.

Tricia Tuttle

UK distribution BFI Distribution

Audio Description available at all BFI Southbank performances. The screening on Fri 16 Oct 14:50 NFT3 will have HoH subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. Closed captions will be available on BFI Player.

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