International Gala: All Of Us Strangers
Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal star in (CIFF Alumnus) Andrew Haigh’s superb and unsettling adaptation of Taichi Yamada’s ‘Strangers’ Adam (Scott), a screenwriter living in London, strikes up an acquaintance with neighbour Harry (Mescal), which becomes something more intimate. Meanwhile, whilst revisiting his old family home, he discovers something unusual and beautiful, which keeps him returning.
With striking performances from a chamber cast (Jamie Bell and Claire Foy as Adam’s parents), Haigh’s exceptionally fine script is matched by beautiful cinematography and the best 80s soundtrack. Guaranteed to uplift and pull at the heartstrings in equal measure. FC
Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.