Living is an English-language adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru, set in London in the 1950s and starring Bill Nighy. How’s that for a synopsis?
Debuting at this years Sundance Film Festival, we called the Oliver Hermanus directed film “a respectable – and respectful – remake” that’s “elevated by Bill Nighy’s stirring performance” in our ★★★★ review, and now Sony Pictures have released a teaser trailer for the feel-good seasonal release, which you can check out here…
1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an impotent 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.
Featuring alongside Bill Nighy in the cast of living are Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp and Tom Burke.
Living will be released in cinemas on December 23rd, 2022.