Tickets to the Tribute to Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, which includes a screening of 45 YEARS, are here.
British screen icons Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay star as Kate and Geoff Mercer, a couple approaching their 45th wedding anniversary. A week before the planned festivities, a bomb of information arrives that threatens to throw their pleasantly routine marriage into permanent upheaval. Director Andrew Haigh (WEEKEND) infuses the film with a slow–burn suspense, showing how the secrets and lies of the Mercers' relationship set off an inevitable march toward a devastating conclusion. Both Rampling and Courtenay are in top form, she perfectly communicating the anger and confusion of a woman reassessing more than four decades of her life, and he lost in a sea of memory. 45 YEARS won Silver Bears for Best Actress and Actor at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. — Beth Hanna
Andrew Haigh made his directorial debut with the short film OIL in 2003. He has directed three features: GREEK PETE; WEEKEND, which won a British Independent Film Award; and 45 YEARS, which premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.