UK, 2019, 100 mins.
DIRECTOR: William Nicholson
WITH: Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor
Writer-director William Nicholson’s sensitive drama teams up Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as a together-forever couple navigating the choppy waters of married life. Grace and Edward, married for 29 years, live in a small seaside town near a cove under the cliffs called Hope Gap. When their son Jamie comes to visit for the weekend, Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace, that day. Hope Gap tracks the unravelling of three lives, through stages of shock, disbelief and anger. There are no villains; only good people who’ve lived too long with old mistakes. There are no easy answers, and no simple paths to redemption.
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