|New Plaza Cinema @ The Macaulay Honors College is proud to announce the New York Premiere of LIVING, starring Bill Nighy in a remake of the classic Akira Kurosawa film “Ikiru.”
Continuous screenings run though Monday, January 2.
The prestigious Los Angeles Film Critics Association last weekend gave Best Actor to Bill Nighy for his performance. He has also received a Golden Globe nomination in a perfect film for end-of-the-year, holiday season reflection.
1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an impotent cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfillment before it goes beyond reach.
At a seaside resort, chaperoned by a local decadent (Tom Burke), he flirts with hedonism before rejecting it as his solution. Back in London, he finds himself drawn to the natural vitality of Margaret (Aimee Lou Wood), a young woman who once worked under his supervision and is now determined to spread her wings. Then one evening he is struck by a revelation – one as simple as it is profound – and with a new energy, and the help of Peter (Alex Sharp), an idealistic new recruit to his department, he sets about creating a legacy for the next generation.