Date Showing Showing On 29, 31 July, 1 August
Time Showing Monday 6pm, Wednesday 4pm and Thursday 6pm


MA15+ 1hrs 45mins
fantasy | 2023, USA | English

One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor Harry, which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.


Strong drug use and coarse language

Andrew Haigh
Original Review
Blak Cinephile, 8BitWaffles
Extracted By
Thomas Butler
Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy

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All of Us Strangers | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures

Storyline (warning: spoilers)

To put it rather crudely, it’s a bitch to go through this thing called life – alone. The human condition is something that must always be experienced alone but living, trying to live, learning to live is something that should be shared amongst like-minded individuals, either that be lovers, friends or both. That is just one of the heavy themes that are dissected and examined in director Andrew Haigh’s latest film All of Us Strangers. Loosely adapted from Taichi Yamada’s horror novel Strangers, the film begins with Adam (Andrew Scott), a lonely screenwriter that is approached one night by his neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal) after a fire alarm drill in their apartment building – it’s worth noting that Adam and Harry are the only two tenants in this towering building. After Harry drunkenly flirts with him, Adam shyly turns down his advances.
The next day, Adam visits his childhood home and soon sees the ghosts of his parents (Jamie Bell and Claire Foy) – who tragically died when he was twelve. From there, the film takes an interesting turn where Adam reconnects with his deceased parents and explores a romantic relationship with his neighbour Harry. But like all tearjerkers, the journey reveals itself to be more challenging and painful than expected.
All of Us Strangers is a well-done, romantic ghost story. Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal bring in terrific performances as the tortured couple just fighting to live. The construction of Adam’s world makes this an emotional and sensual watch. Jamie D. Ramsay’s beautiful cinematography – bringing out the lush, drained colours of London in scenes with Adam and Harry, and dreamlike, surreal shots of Adam with his parents – create an airy atmosphere with soulful lighting. As it runs the risk of falling apart in its second half, Haigh delivers a mostly memorable story of loss, grief and (yes, pun intended) the power of love. The film enchants more through its acting ensemble than its script. It’s a powerful film that should be watched and discussed and – like life – should be experienced alongside those you love.

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