Emotions run deep in thoughtful drama

Cinema; 45 Years; Directed by Andrew Haigh, Selected, cert 15A ,Rating: ****. Miss Julie; Directed by Liv Ullmann, Selected, no cert, Rating: **

30th August, 2015
Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Ramplin play a couple whose retirement is disturbed by a ghost from the past in 45 Years

Kate and Geoff Mercer (Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) live in the English countryside of winding, tree-lined lanes and steep-roofed red brick houses.

Once a teacher, she has now retired to walk the dog. He sits in his dressing gown at the kitchen table, reading the paper. Life is gradual, comfortable and kind.

They’ve been married for 45 Years, with the anniversary party coming at the weekend. They’re renting a hall in town, making a...

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