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.
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
Kazuo Ishiguro, Akira Kurosawa
Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp
United Kingdom, Japan