Andrew Haigh. Though TrustMovies has not seen his first film, Greek Pete, his second (Weekend) and third, the just-opening 45 YEARS -- with two seasons of the fine HBO series, Looking, boxed between -- is more than enough to place this fellow among the top tier of filmmakers who understand how to probe relationships and their place within the society around them. Haigh (shown below) will probably never make an Avengers blockbuster, but for those of us who want intimate, honest and revealing on our menu, he is not only the chef du jour but very likely de la vie.
Charlotte Rampling (above) and Tom Courtenay (below), playing long-time mates who, one typical and pleasant morning, get some news that sets in motion all kinds of unearthings and repercussions.
Geraldine James (above) the standout as Rampling's best friend and sounding board. But it is Mr. Haigh to whom the lions' share of the praise must go. He has taken a short story (by David Constantine) and adapted it beautifully, then filmed the result with the help of his fine cast so that we enter these lives about as fully and believably as possible, with nary a touch of melodrama.
Sundance Selects and IFC Films and running a precise and swift 95 minutes, plays New York City at the IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema; in Los Angeles at Laemmle's Royal.
Here in Southern Florida, the film will open January 22 in Miami at MDC’s Tower Theatre and the South Beach 18, and at the O Cinemas in Miami Beach. On January 29, look for it at the Cosford Cinema, Miami; in Broward at Cinema Paradiso, Hollywood, and The Classic Gateway 4; and in Palm Beach County at the Living Room Theater and the Regal Shadowood 16, both in Boca Raton; at the Movies of Delray and the Movies of Lake Worth.
On February 5, it hits Key West's Tropic Cinema and Sarasota's Burns Court Cinemas. February 12 will see it open in Ft. Myers at the Regal Bell Tower 20; in Naples at the Regal Hollywood Stadium 20, Silverspot; and in Benita Springs at the Prado. On February 26, it comes to Orlando's Enzian theatre.