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Hope Gap

The rugged coast of Sussex provides a contemplative backdrop for this barbed, yet beautiful portrait of a family unravelling when Bill Nighy’s Edward reveals he is leaving. British writer-director William Nicholson finds moments of wit amid the anguish, while The Crown’s Josh O’Connor continues to prove himself one of the UK’s finest young actors.

Directors

  • William Nicholson

Writers

  • William Nicholson

Cast

  • Josh O'Connor
  • Bill Nighy
  • Annette Bening

Synopsis

Jamie (Josh O’Connor) returns home for a weekend at his parent’s coastal house, only to discover that his father Edward (Bill Nighy) is planning to leave his mother Grace (Annette Bening) after 29 years of marriage to and must witness the emotional fallout.