Albert Finney and Michael Medwin’s Memorial Films supported Mike Leigh in adapting his play Moments for the screen.
The film focuses on the life of Sylvia, an office worker who lives with her sister Hilda. Their life is one of isolation and unfulfillment, interspersed with encounters with others who seem equally limited in their achievements. Leigh’s exploration of modern life in the early 1970s is given even more depth by its astonishing central performances.
Film critic Roger Ebert said that, ‘Bleak Moments is a masterpiece, plain and simple.’
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