Cert: PG


It’s never too late to start

Mr Williams (Bill Nighy) is a diligent but rather dour bureaucrat, working in a council in post-war London. One day, he’s given a devastating medical prognosis: he only has a few months left to live. Stunned by the news, he abruptly abandons his usual routine. Chance encounters with a rebellious writer (Tom Burke) and a youthful colleague (Aimee Lou Wood) help Mr Williams discover a whole new perspective on both his life and work. Based on classic Japanese film Ikiru – beautifully adapted here by director Oliver Hermanus and writer KazuoIsh Iguro-Living is a poignant, lovingly-told story about finding meaning when faced with one’s own mortality. Bill Nighy is perfectly cast here, offering up one of the finest performances of his entire career.

Director: Oliver Hermanus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Tom Burke

Festivals & awards

Sundance Film Festival, 2022

Venice Film Festival, 2022

Audience Award-Virginia Film Festival, 2022

‘A gentle, exquisitely sad film.’

★★★★★ The Guardian

‘The cast is wonderful. And every detail... is just perfect.’

★★★★★ The Irish Times