‘Living’ movie trailer: Bill Nighy searches for meaning in 1950s London

A beautiful trailer has been released for Bill Nighy’s upcoming drama Living.

Set in London in the early ’50s, the movie is a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s 1952 film Ikiru.

Living was met with great reviews when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Watch the trailer here:

The official synopsis reads: “1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an impotent cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild.

“Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach.”

We’ve got some great clips from the film too:

Living will be out in UK cinemas from Friday 4th November.

It’ll then get a limited theatrical release in the US on Friday 23rd December.

Alongside Bill Nighy (Love Actually), the cast also includes Aimee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Alex Sharp (The Trial of the Chicago 7), and Tom Burke (The Musketeers).

Written by Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, Living is the story of “an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful – into one he can say has been lived to the full.”

Sony Pictures Classics, who are releasing the movie, have described it as “that overwhelming, emotional movie audiences are hungering for in their return to theaters.”

Upon acquiring the movie in January following its Sundance premiere, they praised everything from “the dazzling screenplay by Ishiguro, to the visual storytelling by Oliver Hermanus, to the spectacular performances led by Bill Nighy, to the evocative score and the perfection of the movie‘s design and costumes.”

Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.