TIFF21 REVIEW: Ali & Ava [2021]

From stop to seventy. Their differences are plenty. Her heritage is Irish. His is Pakistani. She lives in a part of Britain where he knows to worry about getting stones thrown at him while he lives amongst a diaspora of immigrants from Europe and Asia. She has four kids and five grandkids. He has a wife with whom he’s separated yet still unable to admit it to his family because they wouldn’t approve of letting her stay while she finishes school. The one thing Ava (Claire Rushbrook) and Ali (Adeel…

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