WED JULY 13, 2022 10:00 PM

LIFE IS SWEET

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | New Restoration, courtesy of Janus Films. 

‘Mike Leigh: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’ 

  • RELEASED IN: 1990
  • 103 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: MIKE LEIGH

ABOUT THE FILM:

This invigorating film from Mike Leigh was his first international sensation. Melancholy and funny by turns, it is an intimate portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London—an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a troubled, ill-tempered layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extraordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams—such as the father’s desire to open a food truck—carry enormous weight.

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films

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