January 29 - March 3, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Mar 3
Academy Award Nominee, Best Actress
Screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay won Best Actress & Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for this emotional tour-de-force about a couple preparing for their 45th anniversary who make a discovery that calls into question the life they have built together.
Topping best-of lists around the world, the new film from acclaimed writer/director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) is a refreshing and honest take on relationships, old age, forgiveness and jealousy, featuring performances from two of the most treasured stars of British cinema. Based on the short story from David Constantine, the couple at the center of 45 Years have been happily married and their union seems sturdy, yet come to realize just how vulnerable their marriage is when past pain is reawakened.
#1 Film of 2015! "Andrew Haigh’s quiet film creates a little world, full of detailed behavior—and then in its final moments, it slays you. This is the year’s most haunting work.” - Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly
“45 Years offers richly thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema -- and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.” - Rotten Tomatoes
“Mr. Courtenay, a naturally demonstrative actor, registers a convincing blend of longing, confusion and shame. Ms. Rampling, a stiller, deeper-running pool, conveys emotions so strange and intense that they don't quite have names.” - A.O. Scott, New York Times
- Director: Andrew Haigh
- Principal Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
- Country: USA
- Year: 2015
- Running Time: 94 minutes