U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp
Duration: 102 mins
"★★★★★ – Nighy has never been better than in this richly rewarding ‘50s-set drama" – Time Out
"★★★★★ – A vital, vivid exploration of what it is to be human" – HeyUGuys
"An absolutely gorgeous, heart-breaking piece of work" – Rolling Stone
★★★★★ – Guardian
★★★★★ – Telegraph
Adapted by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go) from Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, Living stars Bill Nighy as Mr. Williams, a reserved civil servant in 1950s London.
Having spent has spent his life working in the town planning department. Mr. Williams' life meanders by day to day, until he is faced with a terminal diagnosis that opens his eyes and reminds him he once had an ambition that is so far unfulfilled.
Now nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, Nighy gives a career-best performance in this profoundly moving film.