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45 Years

Director Andrew Haigh’s follow up to Weekend is a riveting adaptation of a short story by Salford author David Constantine and a milestone in contemporary British cinema.

Kate is in the middle of preparations for her 45th wedding anniversary when her husband Geoff suddenly receives news which pulls him back into the past.

Fifty years ago his then girlfriend had a fatal accident in the Swiss Alps. Now, finally, her body has been found, frozen in ice and time.

Kate and Geoff are both shocked but are unable to share their insecurity with each other. He retreats ever more into a distant world of memories whilst Kate endeavours to suppress her burgeoning jealousy and anxiety with pragmatism.

“★★★★★ Supremely intelligent and moving… Rampling and Courtenay are superb.” The Guardian

“★★★★★ Charlotte Rampling has never been better.”  The Daily Telegraph

“★★★★ A slow-burning and deliberately enigmatic affair – and that is its strength.” The Independent

“★★★★ Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling are sublime.” The Daily Mail

Selected Shorts

Accompanying the screening on Sat 29 Aug at 15:30, we present one of the award-winning short films from Manchester School of Arts Degree Show, Roads.

Accompanying the screening on Sun 30 Aug at 15:45, we present one of the award-winning short films from Manchester School of Arts Degree Show, Resort.