10th edition CIFF – 10-14 April 2024

45 Years (2016 Feature Film)

Andrew Haigh | United Kingdom | 2014 | 95 min | English | d.s.

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay play the roles of their lives as a couple who end up in crisis immediately before their 45th wedding anniversary. An unexpected find reminds them of the past in a way that detracts from the ease of their current existence. As the party fast approaches, the spouses drift further apart.

Kate and Geoff are in the middle of organising their 45th wedding anniversary when a letter from abroad subjects their relationship to a severe stress test. The body of Geoff’s ex-girlfriend Katya has been discovered in the Swiss Alps due to a glacier melting, 50 years after she had an accident. The full impact of this message only becomes apparent in the days that follow; days during which Geoff increasingly retreats into reminiscing about the time before Kate and she wonders how she can be jealous of somebody who’s been dead for almost 50 years. In the meantime, their anniversary is fast approaching. The solid, exacting performances by film legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay contribute to this intelligent drama that intimately reminds us how wonderful and fragile every tie between two individuals really is.

Place: CINEMA 1

Date: 7 April 2016

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:30

Place: CINEMA 1

Date: 8 April 2016

Time: 17:15

Duration: 1:30

Place: CINEMA 1

Date: 9 April 2016

Time: 10:15

Duration: 1:30

Year in



Andrew Haigh


Lol Crawley


Charlotte Rampling
Tom Courtenay
Geraldine James
Dolly Wells
David Sibley
Sam Alexander
Richard Cunningham


United Kingdom


Jonathan Alberts




95 min


Connie Farr


Tristan Goligher

Production Company

The Bureau Film Company

Production Design

Sarah Finlay


The Match Factory GmbH


Andrew Haigh
based on a short story by David Constantine

Sound Design

Joakim Sundstorm

Year of Production



Andrew HAIGH (1973, UK) worked as assistant editor for various projects, such as Ridley Scott’s Gladiator (2000) and Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely (2007), before focusing exclusively on his own career as a filmmaker in 2008. He was named Screenwriter to Watch by Variety in 2011. After Greek Pete (2009), which was made on a micro budget, he broke through with Weekend (2011). 45 Years is his third feature film. In 2014-2015 Haigh directed the TV series Looking for HBO, which will present the TV film based on this series, Looking Special.



Oil (2003, short), Markings (2005, short), Cahuenga Blvd (2005, short), Five Miles Out (2009, short), Greek Pete (2009), Weekend (2011), Looking (2014-2015, TV series), 45 Years (2015)