The February gala is Oliver Hermanus' most recent drama Living, shot from the screenplay written by Kazuo Ishiguro as a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru.
Touching and engrossing, Living is set in the 1950s, and follows an old public works bureaucrat whose enthusiasm for life is rekindled after he is informed of a terminal disease.
The world premiere of Living was made at Sundance, and international premiere at Venice film festivals. The film won several awards, and was listed among the best 10 independent productions by the National Board of Review.
The leading actor Bill Nighy is praised as the pinnacle of his career. Nighy was nominated at Satellite Awards and the Golden Globes, he later received the Best Leading Performance Award from the Los Angeles Critics Association. Oliver Hermanus previously directed Shirley Adams, Skoonheid/Beauty, The Endless River, and Moffie. The cast of Living includes Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke, Adrian Rawlins, Zoe Boyle, and Hubert Burton.
Pre-sales for Tulip Card members will begin on 26 January, general sales on 27 January. The screenings are on 6 February and 7 February.
Screenings:6 February Kadıköy Sineması 21.30
7 February CineWAM City's Nişantaşı 21.30