Sales agent Le Bureau Films has added to its lineup British writer and director Aleem Khan’s “Afterlove,” which is one of only five films selected to receive the Cannes Critics’ Week Label. Variety has been given an exclusive image to the film.
“Afterlove,” set in the port town of Dover in the South-East of England, centers on Mary Hussain, who suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. A day after the burial, she discovers he has a secret just 21 miles across the English Channel in Calais.
The cast includes Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard, Talid Ariss and Nasser Memarzia. The director of photography is Alexander Dynan, whose credits include Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed.” Matthieu de Braconier is producing, and Gabrielle Dumon and Gerardine O’Flynn are co-producing. The film was supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program.
Khan, who was a BAFTA nominee for the short film “Three Brothers,” attended both the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs, and Locarno Filmmakers Academy.
The films on Le Bureau Films’ Cannes Market presales slate are “The Velvet Queen,” a documentary by the producers of “March of the Penguins II,” and “Amazonia,” and “Supernova,” starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.
Le Bureau Films will be screening “Pari,” which played in Panorama at Berlin, documentary “We Are From There,” which was at Rotterdam, “Rialto,” which played at Venice, and “Perfect 10,” which screened at the BFI London Film Festival.