Narrative Feature | 102 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Opening Night

Directed by
Oliver Hermanus

Produced by
Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

Written by
Kazuo Ishiguro

Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke

Sponsored by

East Coast Premiere

2022 | English | UK

In this elegant reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s beloved classic IKIRU, BAFTA Award® winner Bill Nighy delivers a remarkable performance as Mr. Williams, a dedicated civil servant living in post-WWII London who receives an earth-shattering diagnosis, forcing him to take stock of his lonely existence. In the hopes of answering life’s most important questions, he sets out on a series of adventures, determined to find some fulfillment before time runs out. Magnificently scripted by Kazuo Ishiguro (Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of The Day and Never Let Me Go), and exquisitely helmed by Oliver Hermanus, LIVING is the story of an ordinary man who, at the eleventh hour, makes a supreme effort to turn his life into something wonderful. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

Scheduled to attend on October 7: Director Oliver Hermanus