45 Years

Release date:December 23, 2015
(NY, LA)

Studio:Sundance Selects (IFC Films)

Director:Andrew Haigh

MPAA Rating:R (for language and brief sexuality)

Screenwriter:

Starring:Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

A retired English couple (played by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) reflect on their lives after nearly a half-century together, in this wonderfully nuanced character study from writer-director Andrew Haigh. Geoff (Courtenay) and Kate Mercer (Rampling) pass their days quietly on their country property near a small Norfolk village. One day Geoff receives a letter notifying him that the body of Katya, an old girlfriend of his, has been discovered, perfectly preserved in the Swiss Alps where she fell on their hiking trip nearly fifty years earlier. As the news sinks in, hidden tensions between Geoff and Kate begin to emerge.