"The cast is wonderful. And every detail – from Sandy Powell’s exquisite period costumes to Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch’s music – is just perfect. A final exchange with a passing policeman would make a stone cry."The Irish Times
Bill Nighy is at his best in Living, the touching story of quintessential gentleman and veteran civil servant, (Nighy), who, after receiving a terminal medical diagnosis, begins to reflect on a life less lived, and is inspired to move to the south coast to cram some fun into his remaining days. After years of mundane office routine, he meets a sunny young female colleague who seems to have the pep that had previously escaped him. An expert retelling of the masterful 1952 Akira Kurosawa film Ikiru, Living wrestles with the inevitability of death and is an important reminder that a life is best lived filled with love.
PG: Mild themes, sexualised imagery and infrequent coarse language
This summer we're thrilled to be partnering again with The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), to include a program of extraordinary short films on selected nights of the season. Each AFTRS presentation will be introduced by part of the crew that made that film, giving you an insight into the past, present and future of Australian film. Prior to the screening of Living, we will have an AFTRs presentation of a short film, which is to be announced.
- Oliver Hermanus
- Bill Nighy, Amy Lou Wood
- Film Duration