Manchester By The Sea

137 minutes

Golden Globe winner: Best Actor
BAFTA winner: Best Leading Actor and Best Original Screenplay
Oscar winner: Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

This story follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a troubled handyman who is forced to return to his former home town of Manchester, Massachusetts, to become guardian of his teenage nephew after his brother dies. It’s a relationship that catches them both off guard and as Lee wrestles with the ghosts of his past he must attempt to deal with this unforeseen future.

4 stars “Tremendous heart and soul” – Mark Kermode, The Guardian