45 Years

45 Years
Director
Andrew Haigh
Country
United kingdom
Year
2015
Genre
Drama
Scriptwriters
Andrew Haigh, based on a short story by David Constantine
Cast
Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
Production
The Bureau Film Company. Co-funded by Creative England.

Storyline

There is just one week until Kate Mercer's 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

The film follows Kate Mercer in the five days leading up to her forty-fifth wedding anniversary. Party plans are going well, until a letter arrives for her husband informing him that the body of his first love has been found frozen in the ice glaciers of the Swiss Alps. As their wedding celebrations get closer, the couple's relationship starts to drift further apart, leaving their future uncertain.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2015
In Competition
Awarded: Silver Bear for Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling); Silver Bear for Best Actor (Tom Courteney)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015
Horizons Section
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) 2015
Official Section

Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2015
LUX Prize Official Selection
European Film Awards (EFA) 2015
Nominated for: Best Screeplay, Best Actor (Tom Courtenay), Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling).
Winner: Best Actress.
BAFTA Awards 2016
Nominated to BEST OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Oscar 2016
Nominated - Best Actress

Releases

Spain (18 of December 2015)