LIVING

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UK 2022, 102 min, Director: Oliver Hermanus

This beautiful drama, written by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Oliver Hermanus (Moffie), poses a question: How does a repressed and ineffectual bureaucrat respond when he learns he has only six months to live? Mr. Williams is the most buttoned-up of individuals, but he decides that the time has arrived to assert himself, change a few lives, and inspire a few others—quietly, of course. As played by the incomparable Bill Nighy, Mr. Williams’ every muted tic, soft breath, and forlorn expression says more than words can convey. This is someone filled with regret for a life not lived and a future he won’t have. With stunning camera work, wonderful performances, and a beautiful sadness that is never morose, Living examines what happens when a man realizes he has long avoided the very things that give his life meaning. —David Riedel

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Director

Capetown, South Africa native Oliver Hermanus made his feature debut with SHIRLEY ADAMS (2009), recipient of South Africa Film and Television Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Achievement in Directing. His other films include BEAUTY (2011), winner of the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival; THE ENDLESS RIVER (2015); and MOFFIE (2019).

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

102

Director:

Oliver Harmanus

Producers:

Elizabeth Karlsen, Jane Hooks, Anthony Muir, Stephen Woolley

Cinematographers:

Jamie Ramsay

Editors:

Chris Wyatt

Writers:

Kazuo Ishiguro (adaptation), Akira Kurosawa (original screenplay)

Cast:

Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

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