Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

classified 15

FILM SC♀RES – Celebrating Female Composers

Film

Sun 19 April 12:00

Director:
Kenneth Lonergan
Cast:
Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Liam McNeill, C. J. Wilson
Duration:
134 mins, 2016, USA
Primary language:
English

Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist Lesley Barber's beautifully sombre score provides the perfect accompaniment to Kenneth Lonergan’s emotional and critically acclaimed drama about a reclusive handyman forced to face his painful past.

Troubled Boston-based handyman Lee’s (Casey Affleck in an Oscar® winning, career-defining performance) spare existence is ruptured when the death of his brother forces him to return to his hometown - a small fishing town on the Massachusetts north shore. Horrified to discover that he has been appointed legal guardian of his teenage nephew he reluctantly finds himself on a journey of self discovery as the return to his old stomping grounds summon Lee's memories of an earlier, even more devastating tragedy involving his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams).

Composer Lesile Barber’s original classical pieces expertly capture Lee's anguish and the feeling of being a stranger in his own hometown. Familiar, but also unknown. Civilized, but somehow distant, Barber’s exquisite score speaks for both the inarticulate Lee, and so many others quietly suffering in times of turmoil.


AD
Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced