Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Staring: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges & Michelle Williams
Set in a beautiful New England fishing town seen in a landscape of frost and chill, a mystery unfolds. Casey Affleck won the best actor Oscar for this role, and is mesmerising as Lee, a Boston janitor who has to return from exile to the place he left, following a terrible tragedy, to care for his dead brother’s son. Lee, dealing with grief, returns to face his past. The sombre weight of the film is offset by some wonderfully comic scenes. Hedges gives a glorious performance too as teenage Patrick. Hailed as a masterpiece, Lee’s heart breaking loss is our gain in this meticulously rich film.