‘Aisha’ Trailer: Letitia Wright And Josh O’Connor Star In Irish Immigration Drama Opening In May

Josh O’Connor is having a moment, and it looks as if 2024 will be his breakout year. He’s receiving acclaim for his performance in Alice Rohrwacher’s La chimera, which just released here last month. But it’s his role in Luca Guadagnino’s steamy tennis rom-com Challengers opposite Zendaya and Mike Faist that looks to be his biggest film yet. But there’s another that fans of O’Connor will want to look forward to. Aisha stars the actor alongside Black Panther‘s Letitia Wright in a story that explores Ireland’s immigration system and the relationship between two people from very different worlds.

Debuting at Tribeca back in 2022, Aisha stars Wright as a Nigerian refugee in Ireland who strikes up a friendship with O’Connor’s ex-con, not long before her Visa is set to expire.

The film is written and directed by Irish filmmaker Frank Berry. It’s his first since 2017’s Michael Inside which dealt with the Irish prison system.

Here’s the synopsis: Aisha, a young Nigerian woman seeking asylum in Ireland, struggles to maintain hope and dignity against the looming threat of deportation.

Aisha opens on May 10th.

Travis Hopson
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