Rampling plays a woman in the middle of preparing for her 45th wedding anniversary when the body of her husband’s past girlfriend, who died 50 years ago in a fatal accident in the Swiss Alps and was perhaps his great love, is found. While he grapples with old memories, she tries to suppress her jealousy and anxiety over that news.
Upon its Berlin premiere, Indiewire called the film “a quietly moving and deceptively tragic look at aging romance haunted by past mysteries.” “Do not expect blazing emotional fireworks,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter, “just finely calibrated performances and deep reserves of inner torment.”
Haigh exploded onto the scene with lovely walking-and-talking film “Weekend” (2011) before going on to executive produce the cancelled HBO series “Looking,” about four gay friends kicking it in present-day San Francisco.
“45 Years” was produced by Tristan Goligher at London-based The Bureau. The film’s executive producers are Christopher Collins, Lizzie Francke, Sam Lavender, Tessa Ross, Richard Holmes and Vincent Gadelle. Release date forthcoming from Sundance Selects.