Ali & Ava - IFI@Belltable - Lime Tree Theatre

Ali & Ava – IFI@Belltable

Clio Barnard | 95 mins | UK | 2021 | Digital | 15A


Ali (Adeel Akhtar), a landlord and part-time DJ, is a bundle of infectious enthusiasm and nervous energy; a live-wire friend to neighbours and tenants alike, he is privately a sad and lonely man whose relationship with his wife Runa (Ellora Torchia) has all but collapsed, though his pride prevents him from accepting the situation. Irish-born Ava (Claire Rushbrook) is a teacher and single mother to five children.

In need of companionship for different reasons, they meet through their shared affection for six-year-old Sofia, the child of Ali’s Slovakian tenants, whom Ava teaches.

Ali & Ava – IFI@Belltable

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They immediately bond through a shared love of music, though Ali favours high energy rock and dance while Ava takes comfort in Bob Dylan and Karen Dalton. 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.

open captionsAccessible Cinema: Belltable are committed to providing access for all and are delighted to announce that we will be providing open captioning for the 5pm screenings every Monday, where possible, from January 10th 2022. Open Captioned (OC) symbols on screenings on the Lime Tree Theatre website and printed programme will denote what films will have this capability. IFI cannot control what films are available with open captions but will always offer this capability when it is available from the distributor. 

Open captions appear on the screen including dialogue and sound effects. Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable strive to be more inclusive, our hope in 2022 is to give all cinema lovers an opportunity to enjoy our IFI programme. For more information on accessible screenings please contact 

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