Following a sneak preview screening of '45 Years,' actress Charlotte Rampling and director Andrew Haigh joined the Film Society to discuss the film.
Drawing from David Constantine’s short story “In Another Country,” Andrew Haigh’s beautifully observed 45 Years is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Weekend and recent HBO series Looking. Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling star as Geoff and Kate Mercer, a childless couple in Norfolk, England, who are preparing to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. But when Geoff receives word that the body of his ex-fiancée—who disappeared during their Swiss holiday together in 1962—has been found frozen in an alpine glacier, a shadow is cast over the couple’s future and the shared memories of their romantic youth. Courtenay and Rampling, who won the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlinale for Best Actor and Actress, masterfully conjure the nuances of a formerly sturdy marriage rattled by the unexpected in Haigh’s quiet and sophisticated drama. A Sundance Selects release.
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