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Ordinary Love

Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty makes his directorial debut with this understated, beautifully observed and emotionally resonant story of a middle-aged couple facing a cancer diagnosis. Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson and Brighton-born Lesley Manville are a formidable match for one another, twinkling with unspoken chemistry despite the heavy subject matter.

Directors

  • Lisa Barros D'Sa
  • Glenn Leyburn

Writers

  • Owen McCafferty

Cast

  • Lesley Manville
  • Liam Neeson

Synopsis

Retired couple Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) live in Belfast, whiling away their days going for walks, doing the grocery shopping and bickering amiably. But when Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer, their marriage is forced to reckon with its biggest challenge yet.