ARC Stockton & Umar Butt

Alex & Eliza

  • Price:
    £13 - £15
  • Duration:
    75 mins

Inspired by the true story of writer and director Umar Butt’s own grandmother, Alex & Eliza delves into one family’s past to uncover a tale of love and freedom.

As a girl she lived through the death and destruction of the 1947 partition between India and Pakistan, but now Zubair’s grandmother is like everyone else’s grandmother. Slow in speech and speed, the separation, isolation and loss of that time are a distant memory, as she spends her days brushing her grandchildren’s hair in the sun and making her own olive oil, mango pickle and butter.

Life for the past 40 years has been perfectly ordinary. Until she gets on a plane to visit Zubair seven seas afar and a story of religion, displacement and love against the odds unfolds as Eliza recounts her story to her grandson.

Spanning two eras 70 years apart and featuring live music, Alex & Eliza is a tender exploration of heritage, identity and the stories that bond us.


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