Looking further into this awards season, there are certain films that you can bet are sure things. One of those is Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers, which not only stars Andrew Scott (Fleabag) and recent Oscar nominee Paul Mescal (Aftersun), but has been riding high on the critical acclaim from its Telluride world premiere. Given the accolades for Haigh’s previous films, Weekend, 45 Years, and Lean On Pete, he can be counted on to be a regular presence this time of year.
Mescal and Scott are joined by Claire Foy and Jamie Bell in the adaptation of Taichi Yamada’s novel, Strangers. Here’s the synopsis:
One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up and the childhood home where his parents (Claire Foy and Jamie Bell) appear to be living, just as they were on the day they died, 30 years before.
All of Us Strangers opens in theaters on December 22nd.