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

Book tickets

Wednesday 30 November

9.00pmBook tickets
Thursday 1 December

Baby Club

12.30pmBook tickets
Thursday 1 December

4.00pmBook tickets
Thursday 1 December

8.45pmBook tickets
Friday 2 December

4.15pmBook tickets
Saturday 3 December

6.15pmBook tickets
Wednesday 7 December

Deaf/HOH Subtitles

4.15pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Today (Wednesday 30th November)

18:00

Return to Dust PG
2h 14m | Mandarin Chinese w/ English subtitles
Moving and deeply humane Chinese drama about unlikely love, following the lives of two middle-aged singletons thrown into an arranged marriage beginning a new life together and building a home.

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21:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 1st December)

12:30

Living 12A
Baby Club
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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16:00

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here

18:15

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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20:45

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

Book here


Plan your visit

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!