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Chauncey -Theater 3
Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 7:30 PM
Ali and Ava, both lonely for different reasons, meet and sparks fly. Over a lunar month a deep connection begins to grow, despite the legacy of Ava's past relationship, and Ali's emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage.
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Admission Adult Evening - $11.50
Admission Seniors (60+) - $8.85
Admission Children (12 and younger) - $8.85
Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $8.85

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"A tender tale with two brilliant leads, and one of Barnard’s finest films to date."—Cheyenne Bunsie, Little White Lies

"Unusually for a film in this tradition, it makes almost no economic or political references either, staying committed to its own world. The optimism is endearing."—David Sexton, New Statesman

"A pair of wonderfully winning performances from Claire Rushbrook and Adeel Akhtar lie at the heart of this unexpectedly warm and typically compelling drama from British writer-director Clio Barnard."—Mark Kermode, Observer UK

Both lonely for different reasons, Ali and Ava meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the 6-year-old child of Ali's Slovakian tenants, whom Aava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava's warmth and kindness and Ava finds Ali's complexity and humor irresistible. Over a lunar month, sparks fly and a deep connection begins to grow. However, the legacy of Ava's past relationship and Ali's emotional turmoil at the breakdown of his marriage begins to overshadow their newfound passion.

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Series:New Release Films
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Film Info
Runtime:95 minutes
Director:Clio Barnard
Year Released:2021
Production Country:United Kingdom