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This film was last shown on 24 September 2020

Two twenty-somethings navigate their past struggles and growing feelings for one another in this intimate, impressive debut feature from British writer-director Aki Omoshaybi, and in which he also stars.

An unremarkable newsagents sits between a courthouse and a business centre. It’s here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle and the equally poised Jamie. Yet despite their composed outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardships they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, these difficult pasts resurface, threatening their relationship before it has even begun.

Real is an authentic and touching love story from director and star, Aki Omoshaybi: an exciting new voice in British filmmaking.


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aki Omoshaybi
1 hour 18 minutes


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