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ANOTHER YEAR

Mike Leigh

United Kingdom , 2010 / 129 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Comedy, Drama

Tom and Gerri are an older couple who have been happily married for a long time, making them an anomaly among their friends and family members. Gerri's friend Mary is a single woman whose husband left her and who disguises her loneliness. Gerri tries to fix her up with another friend, Ken, but is taken aback when Mary is more interested in the couple's adult son, Joe, a lawyer who is considerably younger than she is and has been recently engaged to his long-time girlfriend.

“Rich in humour, suspense and profundity.” Kim Newman, Empire Online, 31/10/201

Screenings
Tue 12/03 16:15 Ciné Utopia EN OV with FR & NL subt Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26937&kassi...

“Rich in humour, suspense and profundity.” Kim Newman, Empire Online, 31/10/2010

“This is the Leigh method in a nutshell: it’s a sitcom set-up in a drably realistic world, and uses the comedy of embarrassment to dig deep into the psyche.” Kim Newman, Empire Online, 31/10/2010

“With its immersive sweetness and gentleness, this is another utterly confident and unhurried ensemble picture from Leigh.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 4/11/2010

A deeply involving, intelligent, compassionate drama of the sort only Leigh can create.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 4/11/2010

Beautifully, sensitively photographed by Leigh’s long-time collaborator Dick Pope, it’s a film without a false word: the dialogue is witty, natural, musical, quiet, quick-fire, subtle and very British. Broadbent and Sheen are beyond wonderful, etching their marriage with decades of kindness, tolerance and understanding. Manville, meanwhile, pitches her own turn at just the right side of frazzled.” Jonathan Crocker, Little White Lies, 4/11/2010

Awards
  • Best Foreign Feature Film, Amanda Awards, 2011 (Norway)
  • Best Non-American, Film Bodil Awards, 2012 (Denmark)
  • Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention, Cannes Film Festival, 2010 (France)
  • Best Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville, Chlotrudis Awards, 2012 (USA)
  • Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast, Chlotrudis Awards, 2012 (USA)
  • British Actress of the Year for Lesley Manville, London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, 2011 (UK)
  • Best Actress for Lesley Manville, National Board of Review, 2010 (USA)
  • Top Ten Films of the Year, National Board of Review, 2010 (USA)
  • hird place - Best Actress, Lesley Manville, National Society of Film Critics Awards, 2011 (USA)
  • Best Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, 2010 (USA)
  • Virtuoso Award, Lesley Manville, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2011 (USA)
  • Best Actress for Lesley Manville AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, 2011(USA)
  • Best Foreign Film, French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 2011 (France)
  • Best Music Score for Gary Yershon, Global Nonviolent Film Festival, 2011
  • Best Original Screenplay, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2011
  • Best Ensemble Cast, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2011
  • Best Actress for Lesley Manville, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2011
  • Best Director, International Cinephile Society Awards, 2011
  • Best Supporting Actress for Lesley Manville, International Online Cinema Awards, 2011
  • Best Movie Yet to Open in Iowa, Iowa Film Critics Awards, 2011(USA)
  • Best Actress for Lesley Manville, Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, 2011 (Italy)
  • Best Actress, Lesley Manville, National Board of Review, 2011 (USA)
  • Top Ten Films, National Board of Review, 2011 (USA)
  • Top Films of The Year,New York Film Critics, Online, 2010 (USA)
  • Best Male Images in a Movie, Women Film Critics Circle Award, 2010 (USA)
  • Best Equality of the Sexes, Women Film Critics Circle Award, 2010 (USA)
  • Best Screen Couple for Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen, Women Film Critics Circle Award, 2010 (USA)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis, Stuart McQuarrie, Imelda Staunton
Screenplay 
Mike Leigh
Cinematographer 
Dick Pope
Sound 
Tim Fraser
Set 
Simon Beresford
Music 
Gary Yershon
Production 
Thin Man Films, Film4, Simon Channing Production, Untitled 09
Distribution 
Entertainment One
Biography

Born in Salford, Manchester, in 1943, Mike Leigh has developed a unique method of creating films through controlled improvisation and is one of the figureheads of European social realism. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Camberwell, Central Art School in London and at the London Film School, of which he was Chairman until 2018. After his debut Bleak Moments (1971) he made a succession of admired TV plays, including Abigail's Party (1977) and Nuts in May (1976). He then returned to feature films with the social satire High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1990) and Naked (1993). Secrets & Lies won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1996. Topsy-Turvy (1999) won two Oscars. All or Nothing followed in 2002. Since then he has made the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake (2004), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Another Year (2010), Mr Turner (2014) and Peterloo (2018). In 1993, Mike Leigh became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire”.

Filmography
  • 2018 – Peterloo
  • 2014 – Mr. Turner
  • 2012 – A Running Jump (short)
  • 2010 – Another Year
  • 2008 – Happy-Go-Lucky
  • 2004 – Vera Drake
  • 2002 – All or Nothing
  • 1999 – Topsy-Turvy
  • 1997 – Career Girls
  • 1996 – Secrets & Lies
  • 1993 – Naked
  • 1992 – A Sense of History (short)
  • 1990 – Life Is Sweet
  • 1987 – The Short & Curlies (short)
  • 1988 – High Hopes
  • 1984 – Four Days in July
  • 1984 – Meantime
  • 1982 – Five-Minute Films ( 5 episodes of the TV series)
  • 1973-1982 Play for Today (6 episodes of the TV series)
  • 1980 – BBC2 Playhouse: Grown-Ups (1 episode of the TV Series)
  • 1975-1976 – Second City Firsts (2 episodes of the TV series)
  • 1973 – Scene: A Mug’s Game 1 episode of the documentary TV series)
  • 1971 – Bleak Moments