WFFA: Living

Tue 21st Mar - Tue 21st Mar
7.30-9.00PM
Garter Lane Theatre
9/7.50
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Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a diligent but rather dour bureaucrat, working in a council in post-war London. One day, he’s given a devastating medical prognosis: he only has a few months left to live. Stunned by the news, he abruptly abandons his usual routine. Chance encounters with a rebellious writer (Tom Burke) and a youthful colleague (Aimee Lou Wood) help Mr Williams discover a whole new perspective on both his life and work.

Based on classic Japanese film Ikiru – beautifully adapted here by director Oliver Hermanus and writer Kazuo Ishiguro – Living is a poignant, lovingly-told story about finding meaning when faced with one’s own mortality. Bill Nighy is perfectly cast here, offering up one of the finest performances of his entire career.

Festivals & awards:

Sundance Film Festival, 2022

Venice Film Festival, 2022

Audience Award – Virginia Film Festival, 2022

 

“A gentle, exquisitely sad film” – The Guardian ★★★★★

“The cast is wonderful. And every detail… is just perfect” – The Irish Times ★★★★★

 

Tue 21st Mar - Tue 21st Mar
7.30-9.00PM
Garter Lane Theatre
9/7.50
buy ticket view trailer
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