63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

An adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 classic Ikiru by Nobel & Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. This is a film about how a small but epic act can become a momentous event. In London 1952, Williams, a veteran civil servant, has become a small cog in the bureaucracy of rebuilding post-WWII England. As endless paperwork piles up on his desk, he learns he has a fatal illness. Thus begins his quest to find some meaning to his life before it slips away.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Oliver Hermanus
Script: Kazuo Ishiguro
Cinematography: Jamie D. Ramsay
Editing: Chris Wyatt
Sound: Stephen Griffiths, Andy Shelley
Music: Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
Actors: Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Sharp, Tom Burke
Production: Number 9 Films, Film4, Lipsync Productions, Rocket Science, Filmgate Films, Film i Väst, Media
Producers: Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen
Costumes: Sandy Powell
Production Design: Helen Scott
Make Up: Nadia Stacey
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: United Kingdom
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 102΄
Distribution in Greece: Odeon
Contact: Rocket Science

Oliver Hermanus

Oliver Hermanus debuted his first film, Shirley Adams, in 2009, premiering in competition at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival. His second, Skoonheid, was presented in the Un Certain Regard competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. His third, The Endless River, premiered in Competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival where it was the first South African film to be invited to the main competition. His fourth feature, Moffie, premiered in the Orizzonti competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019. Living is his first non-South African set feature.


2009 Shirley Adams
2015 The Endless River
2019 Moffie
2022 Living