(PG) 1hr40m

The great Bill Nighy stars in this English-language adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film Ikiru, this time set in 1950s London still recovering from the war. Williams, a veteran civil servant, is an important 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.