Drama Rated: PG-13 102 min

In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis. This tender remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Ikiru was adapted by Nobel Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro (Remains of the Day, Never Let Me Go). Bill Nighy, the only actor Ishiguro ever imagined in the role, stars. The film first screened at FilmColumbia 2022.

Nominated for two Oscars: Actor in a Leading Role and Adapted Screenplay

“Nighy makes it look effortless; he gives an Oscar-worthy performance that made me cry almost as much as Takashi Shimura did in Kurosawa’s classic.” — Odie Henderson, The Boston Globe
“The highest compliment I can pay Living is that it takes those dusty ideas and makes them resonate once more. Not unlike remembering an old, familiar song, and understanding it for the first time.” — Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
directed by
Oliver Hermanus
written by
Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa
Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp
United Kingdom, Japan