Dates & Times
Running time – 105 minutes
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Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details
The screening on Thu 29 Feb at 2pm will have descriptive subtitles and be relaxed for people living with dementia.
All of Us Strangers is a 2023 Romantic fantasy film based upon the 1987 novel Strangers by Taichi Yamada. Making its premiere at the 50th Telluride Film Festival in August 2023 it was named one of the top ten independent films of 2023 by the National Board of Review, and nominated for six BAFTA awards.
Lonely screenwriter Adam lives a secluded life in London. In his tower block he meets a drunken Harry, reluctantly he declines spending the evening with him.
Adam begins writing and decides to visit his childhood home, which is now empty. He sees a vision of his parents who both died in a car crash when Adam was twelve. He has dinner with his parents promising to visit them again. Upon returning to his flat, at the lift he comes across Harry. He reciprocates the earlier interest…
Adam visits his mother again where he discusses his sexuality. His mother accepts Adam is gay but with a slight bitterness due to the past perceptions of homosexuality. Adam and Harry begin a relationship and Harry expresses feelings of distance from his own family. During his next visit, Adam’s sexuality is discussed with his father resulting in a tearful reconciliation over past childhood events. Adam and Harry go clubbing and do drugs together.
After blacking out, Adam wakes up at his parents’ home. It’s Christmas.
Fantasy and reality are not always distinguished by Adam – or the viewer. He continues his day in a dream-like haze, something which sets the mood for the film. The result is a film dealing with themes of loss, grief, identity, and isolation.
“More than anything, it’s about someone looking back into the past to understand how to move forward, and have conversations with the past as a way to feel more secure in the world,” director Andrew Haigh tells BBC News.
‘Andrew Scott gives the performance of his career in this tender ghost story’ – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent
‘Andrew Haigh’s drama grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go’ – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
‘A soul longing for the impossible’ – The New York Times
‘Andrew Haigh’s glorious magic-realist meditation on grief’ – BFI
‘Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in Andrew Haigh’s hauntingly beautiful study of family, love, and loss’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Director – Andrew Haigh
Cast – Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy
Special Offer: Book for National Theatre Live: Vanya & All of Us Strangers for a double bill of Andrew Scott and tickets will be reduced in your basket to £19 (inc. booking fee)
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles
Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who can watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].
Seating accessibility Information
Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.
Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.
Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.
BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)
Threat and horror
There is a scene of mild threat in which a man experiences a nightmare which he struggles to wake up from.
Very strong language (‘c**t’) and strong language (‘f**k’) is heard in use, and there is also use of milder terms including ‘bloody’, ‘shit’, ‘crap’, ‘hell’, ‘Jesus’, ‘God’ and ‘Christ’.
After a couple have sex, there is brief sight of ejaculate on a man’s chest, which his partner licks off. A scene of strong sex features thrusting and buttock nudity.
A woman makes homophobic remarks when she learns her son is gay, however each of these remarks is called out and condemned by another character, and the film as a whole does not condone discrimination.
Two men snort ketamine.
A man briefly verbalises his suicidal ideation, referencing people falling to their deaths when jumping from a tall building.
Part of a dead body is briefly seen, its hand starting to decay.
Scenes of emotional upset see people grieving and others discussing the death of loved ones.