Academy Award Nominee: Best Actor
Bill Nighy delivers a heartbreakingly beautiful performance in LIVING, the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. LIVING sets a high bar for itself in setting out to remake a Kurosawa classic – and director Oliver Hermanus and star Nighy clear it in triumphant fashion.
PG-13, 102 min.
"Within emotional parameters that other actors might have found gloomily constricting, Nighy coaxes forth a tour de force of understatement, suffused with an almost musical melancholy." – Los Angeles Times
"Really quite something: a rare remake that only augments and enriches the original. For Bill Nighy, meanwhile, it feels in every sense like the role of a lifetime." – Empire Magazine
"The cast is wonderful. And every detail – from Sandy Powell’s exquisite period costumes to Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch’s music – is just perfect. A final exchange with a passing policeman would make a stone cry." – Irish Times
"Nighy deserves big love at all the awards ceremonies that matter in 2023." – London Evening Standard