|Sun 23rd April||7.45pm|
|Thurs 27th April||10.30am|
Dir: Kenneth Lonergan | USA | 2016 | 135 mins
Cast: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Fans of writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s perfectly pitched dramas You Can Count on Me (2000) and Margaret (2011) will be thrilled by the shattering, superlative Manchester by the Sea. Casey Affleck is Lee, a Boston janitor who after a family tragedy, returns to his North Shore hometown to visit his nephew. There, he takes on new responsibilities while coming back into contact with his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and confronting the weight of the past. Evincing an eye for comedy against tragedy and a sprawling, yet specific interest in the texture of real life, this is perhaps Lonergan’s most fully realised film to date, offering us a glimpse into a near complete, emotionally overwhelming world.
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