Going the long haul from January and February all the way through Oscar season is a tough feat. Fox Searchlight is giving it a whirl this year, however, with “Brooklyn,” and we’ll see what Sundance Selects does with “45 Years” in the months ahead. Andrew Haigh‘s film earned loads of praise when it debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, winning Silver Bear awards for its lead actors Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling. It has since hit numerous festivals around the world, opened in the U.K., and now a wealth of clips, interviews, and behind-the-scenes material has surfaced.
The drama tells the story of Kate and Geoff, an older married couple who find their carefree union suddenly shaken when the body of Geoff’s former girlfriend, Katya, who died in a tragic accident, is discovered years after the fact. It’s a unique film that pays off with big dividends, with our rave review describing the film as emotional “open heart surgery.” Bring Kleenex.
“45 Years” hits Telluride this weekend, followed next week by TIFF. Watch below.