Released: 2022 Running Time: 102 mins

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An adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru transposed to 1950s London. Bill Nighy plays a buttoned-up bureaucrat named Williams, soft-spoken and particular, a creature of such habit that he has become defined by his routine instead of his emotions. When he receives a terminal diagnosis he realises that he must live to the full whatever life he has left. He meets a barfly named Sutherland (Tom Burke), with whom he has a boozy night that ends in an emotional song. He’s then drawn to the only woman in his office, Margaret Harris (Aimee Lou Wood), hoping she can show him the value of life before he’s unable to spend it. He learns that what really matters is the influence we have on others and what we leave behind.

Key People:

Director: Oliver Hermanus

Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro

Cinematography: Jamie Ramsay

Production Design: Helen Scott

Music: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the Living Page on IMDB.

Upcoming screenings

24 June 2023


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