Letitia Wright, Josh O’Connor Drama ‘Aisha’ Reveals First Look; Cornerstone Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights
Cornerstone has acquired worldwide sales rights for Irish writer and director Frank Berry’s (“Michael Inside”) drama “Aisha” and will commence sales at the upcoming Cannes virtual market.The film, which has wrapped production in Ireland, stars Letitia Wright (“Small Axe”) and Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”).
It charts the experiences of Aisha, a young Nigerian woman, as she seeks international protection in Ireland.
Caught in limbo for years in Ireland’s immigration system, she develops a friendship with a former prisoner who she meets at one of the accommodation centres, but their friendship looks to be short lived as Aisha’s future in Ireland comes under threat.A Subotica production, “Aisha” is produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan, Donna Eperon – the trio whom worked together on Berry’s “Michael Inside” – and Park Pictures’ Sam Bisbee (“Truffle Hunters”).
The film was developed and financed by Screen Ireland, BBC Film, Rte