Directed by Oliver Hermanus

“★★★★★ - A gentle, exquisitely sad film” The Guardian

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 the classic Japanese film Ikiru – beautifully adapted here by director Oliver Hermanus (Moffie) and writer Kazuo Ishiguro - Living is a poignant, lovingly-told story about finding meaning when faced with one’s own mortality. 

Bill Nighy is perfectly cast, offering up one of the finest performances of his entire career.

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From January
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From March