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Living (12)

Wednesday 22nd Feb 2023 — Thursday 23rd Feb 2023, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £7.70 - £9.70 / Concessions Price £6.30 - £8.30

  • Man and woman looking at each other over a pint of beer in a pub.

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Living is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine, who makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful.

1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfillment before it goes beyond reach.

At a seaside resort, chaperoned by a local decadent (Tom Burke), he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood), a young woman who once worked under his supervision and is now determined to spread her wings. Then one evening he is struck by a revelation – one as simple as it is profound – and with a new energy, and the help of Peter (Alex Sharp), an idealistic new recruit to his department, he sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.

Duration: 102 mins

Dir: Oliver Hermanus

Starring: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp

UK 2022