Narrative Feature | 105 minutes

HIFF 2017


Directed by
Paul McGuigan

Produced by
Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines

Written by
Matt Greenhalgh

Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave

2017 | English | UK

Adapted from British actor Peter Turner’s memoir of the same name, the late-life relationship between legendary Golden-era actress Gloria Grahame (Academy Award® nominee Annette Bening) and the significantly younger Turner (Jamie Bell) is lovingly recounted in Paul McGuigan’s moving period romance. As the two begin their relationship, we follow Grahame as she moves between Los Angeles, a town in which she seems eternally out of touch with an industry that doesn’t quite know how to teat her, and Turner’s native Liverpool. At the center of it all is Bening, whose lively and nuanced performance brilliantly pays homage to an actress denied the stature she deserved in her own lifetime.

> A Conversation with Annette Bening