MUN Cinema: Living
Wednesday, March 22, 7-8:45 p.m.
Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall
Living (United Kingdom, Japan 2022) 102 min
Directed by Oliver Hermanus
With Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp et al.
The critics give this 5 stars with good reason. We’d go see Bill Nighy in everything. Here he gets to flex his best chops in a story of Mr. Williams, a civil servant with a grim diagnosis. Widowed, lonely, bored, and suddenly doomed, he wakes up to do something meaningful with the limited time he has left to live. LIVING is an open remake of Kurosawa’s 1952 masterpiece, IKIRU (TO LIVE). Transmuting Japan to post-war England, the director perfectly adjusts time and place to suit the realism of deadly London bureaucracy while maintaining the philosophical spirit of the original source material. It’s fascinating to see someone as charismatic as Nighy holding it all in—a performance worth every accolade.
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