TEA Tenerife Arts Space is screening the film Living (2022) from today, Friday 10 March, until Sunday 12 March at 19:00. Writer Kazuo Ishiguro and director Oliver Hermanus adapt the screenplay of one of Akira Kurosawa’s best remembered films to post-war London. A brilliant Bill Nighy caps off what will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the great performances of his career.
Aimee Lou Wood, Tom Burke, Alex Sharp, Adrian Rawlins and Hubert Burton complete the cast of this film, which is shown in its original English version with Spanish subtitles. Thanks to his work in this film, Bill Nighy was nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA and the Los Angeles Critics Association. The film was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Set in 1950s London, the film follows Williams, a veteran civil servant buried under office paperwork as the city rebuilds after World War II. Receiving a shattering medical diagnosis, he empties his savings account and heads for the seaside. He vows to make his last days a meaningful time, but realises he doesn’t know how to do it.
After a mysterious stranger drives him to the city, Williams is intrigued by a young co-worker who seems to possess the vitality he has lost. With the help of his optimistic colleague, Williams puts all his efforts into making his surroundings happy in a surprising way.
Oliver Hermanus is a South African director and screenwriter. Attracted to film, Oliver studied at the University of Cape Town, where he graduated with a degree in film, media and audio-visual studies. After graduating, he did a stint as a press photographer for the Cape Argus newspaper and was later awarded a scholarship to study at the London Film School, where he obtained a master’s degree in cinematography. He made his feature film debut with Shirley Adams (2009), which was well received at the Durban International Film Festival. He was acclaimed for his second feature, Skoonheid (2011), winner of the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by The Endless River (2015) and Moffie (2019).