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45 YEARS (2015)

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45 YEARS (2015)

UK Quad 30x40 Double Sided

Condition: C6 Very good condition - Some minor edge wrinkling

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 93

Release dates 28/08/2015

BBFCInsight strong language, sex

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Andrew Haigh

Cast includes Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley, Sam Alexander, Richard Cunningham, Hannah Chalmers

Summary 45 YEARS is a British relationship drama about a secret which is uncovered the week leading up to a couple's 45th wedding anniversary.

uperbly nuanced performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay and exquisite direction by Andrew Haigh, who also co-wrote the film, turn an apparently everyday story of a marriage in quiet crisis into something rather extraordinary. A subtle examination of the persistence of the past and the fragile (in)stability of the present, this is a portrait of a rock-solid relationship facing a fissure that cuts to its very core in the runup to the titular wedding anniversary.

The source material is David Constantine’s enigmatic short story In Another Country, in which an ageing married man receives a letter telling him that the body of his previous girlfriend has been found, perfectly preserved in the ice of the Alps where she fell 50 years ago. This news gets a chilly reception from his wife, who is alarmed by the frozen spectre of a former love. “Into the little room came a rush of ghosts,” writes Constantine, the vision of “my Katya”, who has aged not a day since her death, creating an icy fracture as tangible as that into which the poor soul tripped and fell all those years ago.