Oscar-nominated for Best Lead Actor (Bill Nighy) and Best Adapted Screenplay
The great British actor Bill Nighy as Mr. Williams is at the center of every frame of LIVING, but…in the beginning, it doesn’t seem there’s anything there. He’s a pinched, humorless bureaucrat, or so it seems. “…His life has been an homage to dutiful respectability. As his doctor gives him a terminal prognosis, he realizes that for all his proper behavior from birth to near retirement, he forgot to live, to give and receive joy, to risk and rise. Based on a simple yet elegant screenplay adapted by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) from the 1952 Japanese masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, this wise and moving drama is an existential journey that celebrates learning how to live life, in all its fleeting beauty — and a reminder not to wait until the last minute to celebrate the wonders of existence on this lonely planet”—Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups.
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