Friday, March 10, 2023


Friday night, Sharon and I watched Living. This is part of our annual odyssey to watch the films with Oscar nominations.

Living is a 2022 British drama film directed by Oliver Hermanus from a screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is adapted from the 1952 Japanese film Ikiru directed by Akira Kurosawa which was inspired by the 1886 Russian novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy.

Set in 1953 London, it depicts a bureaucrat in the county Public Works department (played by Bill Nighy) facing a fatal illness. He searches for meaning until a simple revelation gives him a purpose to create a legacy for the next generation.

The film has received positive reviews with Nighy's performance receiving particular acclaim. It is nominated for Best Actor (Nighy) and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 95th Academy Awards.

When the movie ended, Sharon said "that wasn't bad." Nighy's performance is very good; it deserves an Oscar nomination. Nevertheless, I don't believe that the film will win any Oscars...

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