Ali & Ava

  • Year 2021
  • Director Clio Barnard
  • Producers Tracy O'Riordan, Rose Garnett,
  • Music Recorded at Strongroom Studios, London
  • Music Mixed at Air Lyndhurst Studios, London
  • Recording and Mix Engineer Tom Bailey
  • Vocals (for Grace) Karan Casey
  • Violin Darius Luke Thompson

Ali & Ava



  • Clio Barnard's Bradford romance is an understated triumph.

    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
  • A charming, assured British romance that has its feet rooted in reality but still has the power to transcend genre tropes and summon hope. British cinema is lucky to have Clio Barnard.

    Beth Web Empire
  • In Ali & Ava, a lovely surprise from English filmmaker Clio Barnard, music is more than just a soundtrack, it's the characters' very lifeblood.

    Justin Chang LA Times


  • BAFTA 2022


    Outstanding British Film Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan

    Best Leading Actor  Adeel Akhtar

  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2021


    Best Film. Clio Barnard

  • British Independent Film Awards 2021


    Best Actor Adeel Akhtar

    Best Music  Harry Escott  Connie Farr



    Best Director  Clio Barnard

    Best Actress  Claire Rushbrook

    Best Screenplay  Clio Barnard

    Best British Independent Film  Clio Barnard  Tracy O’Riordan

    Best Casting  Shaheen Baig

  • Cleveland International Film Festival 2022


    Best Feature film  Clio Barnard

  • ReFrame 2021


    Narrative & Animated Feature

  • Seville European Film Festival 2021


    Best Film  Clio Barnard