Cert: 15 – Contains suicide references
Ritesh Batra / UK 2017 / 1h48m / Digital
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Freya Mavor, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery.
Jim Broadbent plays Tony Webster, whose reclusive, quiet existence is upended by the revival of a long-buried secret that forces him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love, Veronica (played, as a younger woman, by Edinburgh's own Freya Mavor), and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on Julian Barnes' novel, Ritesh ('The Lunchbox') Batra's second feature is a remarkably mature, complex and nuanced work, and features the kind of brilliant central performance we've come to expect from Broadbent.