The official trailer for Sky Original film Aisha has been revealed ahead of the European premiere at London Film Festival on 6 October. Immensely moving and thoughtful, Aisha stars Letitia Wright (Black Panther) in the title role, alongside Josh O’Connor (The Crown) as Conor Healy.
Written and directed by Frank Berry, Aisha (Wright), a young Nigerian woman seeking asylum in Ireland, is floundering in a maze of social services and bureaucracy. Alone and unwilling to sacrifice her dignity to satisfy the demands of the authorities, she finds an ally in Conor (O’Connor), an employee at her residence home, a local young man with a troubled past of his own. Together they struggle to maintain their tender friendship in the face of Aisha’s increasingly dire predicament and her rapidly diminishing options.
“Wright delivers her most moving performance yet here, with Aisha’s sorrows reflected in her eyes and etched on her face in one scene after another” Variety
“Letitia Wright and Josh O’Connor excel in Frank Berry’s moving story about an asylum seeker in Ireland’s direct provision system” Screen Daily
Aisha is produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan, Donna Eperon and Sam Bisbee. The executive producers are Hallee Adelman, Ivy Herman, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Wendy Neu, William Byerley, George Rush, Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder. Rose Garnett is executive producer for BBC Film and Celine Haddad is executive producer for Screen Ireland.
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Aisha will be available in cinemas and on Sky Cinema on 17 November 2022.