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      Aisha

      Released May 10 1h 34m Drama TRAILER for Aisha: Trailer 1 List Aisha: Trailer 1 Aisha: Trailer 1 1:26 View more videos
      98% Tomatometer 40 Reviews 83% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Aisha charts the experiences of a young Nigerian woman as she seeks international protection in Ireland. Caught in limbo for years in Ireland's immigration system, Aisha Osagie develops a friendship with former prisoner Conor Healy who she meets at one of the accommodation centers. Aisha and Conor's growing friendship soon looks to be short lived as Aisha's future in Ireland comes under threat. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Featuring outstanding performances from Letitia Wright and Josh O'Connor, Aisha is a sensitive and nuanced look at the immigrant experience.

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      Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times Wright and O'Connor's arguably best work yet... Rated: 4/4 May 10, 2024 Full Review Christy Lemire RogerEbert.com Writer-director Frank Berry’s film never devolves into melodrama – if anything, it may be understated to a fault – but he grounds her plight in an authentic mixture of daily frustrations and sporadic joys. Rated: 3/4 May 10, 2024 Full Review Lisa Kennedy New York Times “Aisha” resists tidy answers through the gentle force of its performances and by staying on the rebuffs and uncertainty Aisha suffers. May 9, 2024 Full Review Gissane Sophia Marvelous Geeks Media Frank Berry’s Aisha is a heartbreaking account of life changes and the people we meet along the way. May 27, 2024 Full Review April Neale AWFJ.org Director/writer Frank Berry's lack of closure for Aisha's fate is a restrained and remarkably effective device to drive home the feeling this film intends -- that we often live at the whims of far more powerful and unseen forces that keep us in place. May 24, 2024 Full Review Emilie Black Cinema Crazed The film is well-written, well-acted, and well-shot. It’s not going to connect with everyone, but for those it does connect with, it will resonate and be remembered for a while after the credits roll. May 20, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Robert T Heartbreaking story with very realistic and fantastic performances. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/11/24 Full Review Alan W What writer-director Frank Berry's latest film has going for it is a very worthy subject-matter and a subtle yet powerful performance by Letitia Wright as a Nigerian asylum seeker in Ireland, struggling in limbo as she's being put through an often cruel and Kafka-esque procedure to prove her claims. Clearly heavily researched and made with the noblest of intentions, the film almost feels obliged to put her through the wringer and pile on the many unfriendly and unhelpful people she encounters along the way in order to make its point, which can make this a difficult watch. Unfussily directed and deliberately paced, almost Ken Loachian in its approach, the mood is understatingly downbeat, while demonstrating enough restraints by not making it over-melodramatic and tear-jerking and letting the desperate situation she finds herself trapped in unfolds as organically as possible. Wright, who is literally in every scene, anchors the film well and its use of her close-up shots keeps her engaging and sympathetic as the script teases out her harrowing history back at home while her tentative romantic relationship with Josh O'Connor's security guard, another lost soul looking for second chances, provides the hopeful compromise that allows the film to avoid choosing between an unrealistically fairytale happy ending and a more realistic but depressing one. While I do rate their central performances, I suspect their jobs are halfway done with the convincing accents they have adopted here. Setting this in Ireland, instead of the UK, also gives this an alternative and slightly fresher take on a social injustice issue from ones we might have seen on big and small screens before. However, I can't help but compare this to the recent but superior Limbo which makes similar points on this issue in a more accessible and graceful manner. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Aisha charts the experiences of a young Nigerian woman as she seeks international protection in Ireland. Caught in limbo for years in Ireland's immigration system, Aisha Osagie develops a friendship with former prisoner Conor Healy who she meets at one of the accommodation centers. Aisha and Conor's growing friendship soon looks to be short lived as Aisha's future in Ireland comes under threat.
      Director
      Frank Berry
      Producer
      Tristan Lynch, Aoife O'Sullivan, Donna Eperon, Sam Bisbee
      Screenwriter
      Frank Berry
      Distributor
      Samuel Goldwyn Films
      Production Co
      Screen Ireland, World of HA Productions, Subotica, Wavelength, BBC Film, Park Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 10, 2024, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 10, 2024
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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