Aki Omoshaybi, Amy Manson, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Amanda Lawrence
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 (Aki Omoshaybi) and the equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). 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 really even begun.
An authentic and touching love story, Real takes an honest look at the highs and lows of black love and marks Omoshaybi out as an exciting new voice in British filmmaking.