Another Year

Poster for Another Year

Winter 2011 Features series

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 4:00pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Mike Leigh

Screenplay by Mike Leigh

Starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville

Rated NR · 2h 9m
United Kingdom

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Another Year

“Mike Leigh’s latest bittersweet study of modern mores is set in London, and stars Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as middle-aged, middle-class couple Tom and Gerri (he’s a geologist and she’s a counsellor). At ease with their lot, they act as emotional life rafts to a couple of their less fortunate friends – twice-divorced Mary (Lesley Manville), a work colleague of Gerri’s, and Ken (Peter Wright), a boyhood friend of Tom’s. Mary and Ken are both lonely and unhappy, oozing desperation from every pore. They also enjoy their son and his new partner. As the story rolls through the four seasons, a series of mundane incidents accumulate into a revealing study of modern life that makes the viewer ponder the question of what makes for a successful, fulfilled life?” Jason Best, on the 54th BFI London Film Festival

“Another year, another Mike Leigh gem…” David Edelstein, New York Magazine