WHO’S IN IT?

Aml Ameen (Yardie), Aja Naomi King (The Birth of a Nation), Leigh-Ann Pinnock (film debut), Tamara Lawrance (On Chesil Beach), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets and Lies), Stephen Dillane (Darkest Hour), Claire Skinner (Naked), Yasmin Monet Prince (Nocturnal), Fraser James (Beyond the Ocean), Tim Ahern (Last Chance Harvey), Martina Laird (Deadmeat), Sheyi Cole (film debut), Lisa Davina Phillip (Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey), Derek Ezenagu (Dying of the Light), Joshua Maloney (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Aml Ameen (film debut), director, writer, producer; Bruce Purnell (film debut), writer; Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Blue Story), Damian Jones (Belle), Dominique Telson (A Beautiful Soul) and Matthew G. Zamias (Goodbye World), producers; James Poyser (film debut), composer; David Pimm (Love Me Not), cinematographer; Rebecca Lloyd (Herself), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Melvin (Ameen) is a British author living in California, where he proposes to his American girlfriend Lisa (King). He reluctantly brings her to London for Christmas so that she can meet his eccentric British-Caribbean family, but their relationship is put to the test when Lisa finds out about Georgia (Pinnock), an international pop star who also happens to be Melvin’s ex-girlfriend…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Aml Ameen draws on his own life experiences for his directorial debut, which is billed as the UK’s first Christmas movie to feature a predominantly Black cast.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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