International Trailer for Mike Leigh’s Excellent ‘Another Year’

Lesley Manville in Another Year

Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

The Guardian has debuted the first trailer for Mike Leigh’s excellent upcoming drama Another Year starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen and Lesley Manville. I saw this film at Cannes (my review here) and loved it. It was easily the best film I saw at the festival and has one of the best performances of the year in Manville’s portrayal of Mary.

The story of Another Year revolves around the lives of married couple Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) and examines their lives and the lives of their friends around them as the trials and tribulations of aging weigh on the characters in the story.

This may be the best film I’ve seen all year, up there with the likes of Toy Story 3 and Inception and I currently have it listed as one of my anticipated Best Picture nominees. In fact, it’s my current front-runner to take the top prize, though it’s still too early to give that prediction much weight.

Give the trailer a watch below and if you’re interested click here to read my review from Cannes.

Another Year was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics out of Cannes and will hit theaters on December 29 and will also be playing at Toronto in September where I may try and catch it again depending on my schedule. For more on the film, including the RopeofSilicon gallery of 11 images click here.