Episode 121: Mike Leigh’s “Another Year”
A discussion on Mike Leigh’s 2010 film, “Another Year.”
In 2010, Mike Leigh released a film about getting older while trying to remain optimistic about finding new love. “Another Year” gets straight to the point, with a title that suggests nothing more than another year. Lesley Manville gives a brilliant performance as a woman who drinks too much, talks too much and is desperately trying to be your friend at any cost. Mike Leigh makes her character sympathetic rather than annoying, which make “Another Year” so refreshing and rich.
Why does Mike Leigh have a certain point of view when it comes to aging? How does “Another Year” transform something ostensibly minor into something extraordinary? And despite its accomplishments, Why is Mike Leigh’s “Another Year” overlooked by critics?
Mike Leigh’s “Another Year” is the subject of episode 121 of the AuteurCast…