New This Weekend: I Used to Be Funny and In A Violent Nature

Closes February 28
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Rated 96% Fresh

Nominated for 5 BAFTAs, including Outstanding British Film of the Year and Best Director.

One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell), appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.

Told with economy, and evading any easy genre classification – it’s part romance, part fantasy, part thriller, and more besides – it’s a very moving piece of work, and a testament to the power of love.

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A luxuriantly sad and skin-tinglingly sensual gay romance, it is propelled by a killer combination of 80s queer pop and a pair of devastating performances from Scott and Mescal.

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Genre
DramaRomance
Runtime 105 minutes
Rated 18A
Directed By Andrew Haigh
Starring Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy
Language English
Country
UK

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