Aki Omoshaybi makes a stunning debut as director and actor in this heartfelt and uplifting romance about a Black working-class couple in Portsmouth, filmed in just 12 days.
Kyle (Omoshaybi) and Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner, Gangs of London
) meet in a convenience store. Her credit card is declined and he gallantly offers to pick up the bill. The charismatic Kyle gives the impression that he is a lawyer; Jamie says that she has an office job, and the two set up a date. But Kyle is actually on the brink of homelessness, lugging around all his possessions in a bin bag. Jamie is a single mother who has a part-time job in a supermarket. Can they still make their relationship work when the truth is revealed? Made on a small budget and shot in 12 days, the beautifully acted Real
boasts a raw authenticity and marks the emergence of a promising new talent in Omoshaybi.