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Brimming with joy and tragedy, old wounds and new beginnings, the latest from British master Mike Leigh observes four seasons in the lives of longtime married couple Tom and Gerri (the marvelous Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen), their 30-year-old bachelor son Joe, and Gerri's spinster work colleague Mary (Lesley Manville).

A houseguest so frequent she's practically family, Mary at first seems a harmless sad sack, drinking too much and bemoaning her failures in life and love. But as time passes, and summer gives way to fall, Mary's depression grows, and her behavior becomes ever more erratic. A typically wry, wise, carefully observed portrait of the human experience, Another Year finds Leigh at the top of his game, and Manville — in her seventh collaboration with the director — at the top of hers. By turns abrasive and fragile, hilarious and finally heartbreaking, Mary emerges as one of Leigh's most complex and memorable characters — a rare gift to an actress and an audience.

Official Selection Cannes 2010 – WINNER Ecumenical Jury Commendation, Official Selection New York Film Festival, Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival

“So intimate as to remind you not only of your own family, but also your own dreams and fears, Another Year will wreck you.” – Joshua Rothkopf, TIME OUT NEW YORK “The characters, between big gulps of wine, specialize in that scalding English thing, ‘taking the piss’ out of each other, but there’s no mockery in Leigh’s view, only grace. At times, the movie is like the Beatles’ ‘Eleanor Rigby’ turned into a startlingly humane comedy.” – Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY “Leigh’s humane intelligence, large-souled comedy, and deft ensemble-management skills are all on full display here; he provides a smoothly pleasurable entertainment even as he probes at disappointment and loss. A gem.” – Nelson Kim, HAMMER TO NAIL Director: Mike Leigh Starring: Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen A Sony Pictures Classics release 35 mm, 129 minutes