Manchester by the Sea
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
- Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol
- UK release: 13 January 2016
Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.
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After his brother dies, an uncle is obliged to return home to care for his nephew but finds himself having to face up to his own personal issues, along with his new responsibilities. Revisiting the painful events that caused him to leave Manchester, he struggles to reconcile himself with his past.
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Manchester by the Sea6 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: A family are rocked by tragedy in Kenneth Lonergan's masterful, multi-faceted drama
In pleasing contrast to his superstar, superhero brother Ben, Casey Affleck has doggedly cultivated a discreetly impressive career, often assuming the guise of the quiet man. Manchester by the Sea sees him do just that as he teams up with Kenneth…
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