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LFF Preview: Living (12A) (AD)

BFI London Film Festival

Bill Nighy in Living

This adaptation of Kurosawa’s Ikiru is adapted by Oliver Hermanus (Moffie) and stars Bill Nighy as an ailing bureaucrat in 50s London, trying to find meaning in life.

Having lived in a stupor since his wife’s death, Williams (Nighy) lives out his life through the observance of daily rituals. But then the civil servant receives some shocking news. A modest man, Williams embarks on an odyssey of discovery, encountering seaside bohemian Sutherland (Tom Burke) and opening up to co-worker Margaret (Sex Education’s Aimee Lou Wood). Hermanus, screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro, producer Stephen Woolley (Carol), the consummate trio behind Living, have created a film of tremendous balance and grace, which hums with their love of cinema. - Tricia Tuttle

UK 2022 dir Oliver Hermanus 102 min

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