We are delighted that writer, speaker and film poet Be Manzini will introduce this special screening of the acclaimed and BAFTA Award-nominated drama ALI & AVA.
Little White Lies ★★★★
Sparks fly after ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s tenants whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness while Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. As the pair begin to form a deep connection they have to find a way to keep their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the stresses and struggles of their separate lives and histories.
The Guardian ★★★★
Enveloped in music, humour and emotion, ALI & AVA is a heartfelt contemporary love story written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant).
Time Out ★★★★
Be Manzini’s published work appears in various anthologies including 'Red' edited by Kwame Dawes, and she has been commissioned to write for The Theatre Royal, Hoxton Hall, Autograph B, Tamasha as well as performing for leading poetry organisations such as Apples & Snakes. Manzini's poetry-films have shown at the Royal Festival Hall, ICA, BFI and various cinemas and film festivals in the UK and abroad.
strong language, domestic abuse
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Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook
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