45 Years
First screened in October 2015
Director: Andrew Haigh. Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, David Sibley, Dolly Wells, Richard Cunningham, Sam Alexander. Screenplay: Andrew Haigh (based on the short story "In Another Country" by David Constantine).

Twitter Capsule: In which two women step into the same crevasse. Exquisite acting and writing, finessing conceits that could've undone it.

VOR:   Writing and directing a tale this subtle is hard enough, without imposing extra challenges of perilous metaphor. Tough takes on old age that aren't about death are equally rare.

Photo © 2015 Sundance Selects/The Bureau/Creative England

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Actress (Rampling); Best Actor (Courtenay)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actress (Rampling)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Rampling)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actress (Rampling)

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