Living12A

Directed by Oliver Hermanus | UK | 2022 | 1h 42m | Starring Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Adrian Rawlins, Lia Williams

A straight-laced veteran of the civil service spends his days as a bureaucratic cog in the machine tasked with rebuilding Britain in wake of the Second World War. However, after receiving a stark medical diagnosis, he becomes determined to enjoy his remaining days and to make a mark on the world. Based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 masterpiece Ikiru, Oliver Hermanus’ poignant drama features gorgeous production and costume design as well as a graceful, master-class performance by Bill Nighy.

Reviews

‘Bill Nighy puts in a career-best performance in an emotionally searing redo of Kurosawa’s Ikiru…may well leave you a sobbing mess’
★★★★★
Phil de Semlyen, Time Out

‘Nighy is heartbreakingly shy and sensitive, his refined, almost birdlike profile presented to the camera in occasional stark and enigmatic closeups.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Empire of Light 15
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Tomorrow (Thursday 9th February)

12:30

Empire of Light 15
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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15:00

Empire of Light 15
1h 55m
Olivia Colman and Colin Firth star in this stirring ode to cinema set in 1980s Britain, written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917).

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17:30

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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20:45

More Than Ever 15
2h 3m | French & Norwegian w/ English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Corsage) and the late Gaspard Ulliel star in this moving story of a couple whose deep bond is put to the test after an unexpected life-changing diagnosis.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!