Another Year

Another Year
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Another Year
United Kingdom, 2010, 129 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Seniors
Program: Modern Masters
Language: English

Another year, another Mike Leigh masterpiece. His gentle yet powerful new film about family, friendship and ageing is a compassionate and considered work, balancing humor alongside its more melancholic aspects. Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) are a contented, mature couple sliding towards old age. He's a geologist, she's a social worker, and for them happiness is tending the garden or cooking curries for their friends, not all of whom, sadly, share their good fortune.

Mary (Lesley Manville), a colleague of Gerri's, bemoans her disastrous love life and drinks too much. Tom's old mate Ken (Peter Wight), equally lonely and unhappy, is trying desperately to stay afloat. The film unfolds over four seasons, offering an accumulation of otherwise mundane events and encounters that highlight Leigh's skill in taking the fabric of everyday life and turning it into something resonant and meaningful. Of course he’s helped by his marvelous ensemble cast, many of them Leigh veterans, and all of whom seem to inhabit their roles rather than act them. In the hands of a lesser director the film might have come across as slight, but Leigh’s genius is in making the ordinary extraordinary so absolutely no danger of that here.

DIRECTOR: Mike Leigh
Producer: Georgina Lowe
Editor: Jon Gregory, ACE
Screenwriter: Mike Leigh
Cinematographer: Dick Pope, BSC
Music: Gary Yershon
Principal Cast: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight
Filmography: Happy Go Lucky (2008), Vera Drake (2004), Topsy-Turvey (1999), Secrets and Lies (1996), Naked (1993), Life Is Sweet (1990)
Print Source: Sony Pictures Classics -

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