FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Hoping to rekindle a once brilliant if troubled acting career, fading movie icon Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) finds renewal and a sense of promise in the footlights of the British stage. But when a devastating illness returns, cutting short any hope of a return to stardom, Gloria seeks comfort in the only place she can truly be herself: the working-class family home of Peter Turner (Jamie Bell), a struggling young actor and Gloria’s former lover. From an impromptu mid-afternoon disco session in a Liverpool boardinghouse to a tense family dinner on a Los Angeles beach, Peter soon finds himself awash in a flood of memories — and the realization that his love for Gloria burns strongly — in this visually sumptuous, deeply compassionate romance. – Cedar Sherbert
Born in Bellshill, Scotland, Paul McGuigan is a film and television director. His credits include RECKONING (2002), WICKER PARK (2004), LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN (2006), PUSH (2009) and VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015).
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