45 YEARS

By Andrew HAIGH

THE MATCH FACTORY - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2015
Competition Silver Bear for Best Actress & Actor, Intl. Jury - Charlotte Rampling & Tom Courtenay
Toronto - TIFF 2015
Special Presentations
Valladolid IFF 2015
Official section Best Actress for Charlotte Rampling
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew HAIGH
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew HAIGH
    • Producer(s)
    • Tristan GOLIGHER (The Bureau)
    • Synopsis
    • Married for 45 years, without children, Kate and
      Geoff Mercer are poised to celebrate their wedding
      anniversary with a party, when Geoff receives a
      letter that shakes both of them. The letter, from
      Switzerland, lets him know that a body has been
      found: that of Katya, his girlfriend before Kate,
      who died falling into a fissure in a glacier when the
      couple were on a walking holiday in 1962. Geoff
      tells Kate that he was regarded as Katya’s next-of-kin,
      since they had been pretending to be married.
      Though Kate continues to prepare for the party,
      and the couple shares some romantic excitement
      about it, she becomes increasingly disturbed by Geoff’s preoccupation with Katya. Geoff begins
      smoking again; reminisces at length about his
      carefree time with his previous love; seeks out
      photographs of her in the attic; and complains
      bitterly about the way his contemporaries and excolleagues have aged. Under Kate’s questioning,
      he states that he would have married Katya had she
      lived. While Geoff is at a work lunch, Kate searches
      the attic and finds slides of Katya, which reveal that
      she was pregnant at the time of her death. As the
      celebrations grow closer, they delve further into
      their past, leaving their future in question.
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