We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Cowra Civic Centre is built, the Wiradjuri – the original storytellers, musicians, dancers, artists and culture makers of this region. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
★★★★★ "Really quite something: a rare remake that only augments and enriches the original. For Bill Nighy, meanwhile, it feels in every sense like the role of a lifetime." EMPIRE MAGAZINE
★★★★★ "The cast is wonderful. And every detail – from Sandy Powell’s exquisite period costumes to Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch’s music – is just perfect. " IRISH TIMES
★★★★★ "Nighy has never been better than in this richly rewarding '50s-set drama about a repressed and terminally ill man who discovers life just as it comes to an end." TIME OUT
★★★★★ "Bill Nighy is brilliant in this graceful, affecting Akira Kurosawa remake" DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★★ "A gentle, exquisitely sad film" GUARDIAN
★★★★★ "an exquisite film" DAILY MAIL
★★★★ "A director rising into the highest ranks and an actor at the peak of his powers are the keys to this mesmerising melodrama set in London in the 1950s." TIMES UK
★★★★ "Addresses weighty matters of life and death with a winning simplicity that is hard to resist." OBSERVER UK
★★★★ "Nighy deserves big love at all the awards ceremonies that matter in 2023" EVENING STANDARD
Living is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful – into one he can say has been lived to the full.
1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach. At a seaside resort, chaperoned by a local decadent (Tom Burke), he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood), a young woman who once worked under his supervision and is now determined to spread her wings. Then one evening he is struck by a revelation – one as simple as it is profound – and with a new energy, and the help of Peter (Alex Sharp), an idealistic new recruit to his department, he sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.
Director Oliver Hermanus
Cast Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp
Cowra Civic Centre, 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 2794, View Map
104 Darling Street ,
Saturday 1 April at 7pm Sunday 2 April at 2:45pm Wednesday 5 April at 10:30am
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Phone 02 6340 2130
Duration 102 mins
Ticket $15 (Transaction charges may apply)
Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre Cinema.