For free updates and exclusive new content Sign up

For free updates and exclusive new content sign up

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.





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.