Manchester by the Sea
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. USA, 2016. 2h 17m. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges.
Incredibly moving and disarmingly humorous drama about grief, responsibility, and the complexity of forgiveness. Casey Affleck is riveting as a crestfallen handyman who, after the death of his brother, becomes his nephew’s guardian (played by star in the making, Lucas Hedges). Director and writer Kenneth Lonergan won the BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay and Affleck has won both the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Actor.
‘Perhaps the most emotionally intelligent film you will see this year’ ★★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times
‘Both one of saddest, most unflinchingly honest films ever made about death as well as a serious contender for the year's laugh riot.’ ★★★★★ Matt Prigge, Metro