’45 Years’ – distilled

Time strips us bare. In ’45 Years,’ the truths and assumptions that underpin a relationship are called into question when the ground – quite literally – crumbles beneath the feet of a long-married couple.

The past is always with us, Faulkner told us – it isn’t even past.

Director: Andrew Haigh. Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay.

Verdict: Flawless; mesmerising. A good Bordeaux – several glasses.

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